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Full text of "Songs for the sanctuary : or Hymns and tunes for Christian worship"

FROM THE LIBRARY OF 
REV. LOUIS FITZGERALD BENSON, D. D. 

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SONGS FOR THE SANCTUARY, 



E D I T I ON S. 

HYMNS AND TUNES. The complete work, recent- 
ly enlarged, with Indexes of Subjects, Texts, Authors, 
etc. Separate editions for Presbyterian, Congregation- 
al, and Baptist Churches. 8vo. 

PSALTER EDITION. Hymns and Tunes, as above, 
with Order of Worship, and Selections of Psalms for 
responsive exercises prefixed. 8vo. 

HYMNS ONLY". Two editions, containing the words 
without music, indexes, etc., viz. : 
Eighteenmo, or Pew edition. 
Twelvemo, with large type for infirm eyes. 

CHAPEL EDITION. 607 Hymns, with appropriate 
Tunes— the choicest from the full collection. For the 
Social Meeting and Family Circle. 8vo. 

QUARTET AND CHORUS CHOIR. Containing 
appropriate music for the unadapted Hymns in " Songs 
for the Sanctuary." 4to. 

A. S. BARNES & CO., 

PUBLISHERS OF CHURCH pSIC-BOOKS, Etc, 

111 & 113 WILLIAM ST., NEW YORK. 



Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872, by 

A. S. BARNES & CO., 

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington. 



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^Horning gtvvite. 

I. After a suitable prelude on the organ, the first measures of the tune 
Old Hundred are played, and the congregation rise, without notice from 
the Minister, and sing the Doxology : 

Praise (Sob, from roljom all blessings floco : 
Praise flint, all crtutnvcs Ijcte below : 
Praise {jim abone, ne Qcancnln {jost : 
Praise fatfyer, Son, (uib floln (5l)ost. 

II. The Prater of Invocation is offered by the Minister, [the congie- 
gation bowing down.] 

III. The Opening Hymn is read by the Minister, and sung by the 
choir and the congregation, [*ll standing.] 

IV. A portion of The Holy Scripture is read by the Minister, [the 

congregation sitting..] 

[Whoa a Chant i* sung congregationallv. two Lemons may he read from noly Scripture, one from the 
Old Testament, and the other from the New. The Gloria Patri is sung at the end of each Chant. (The con- 
gregation stand during the chanting.)] 

Y. The Prayer of General Supplication is offered by the Minister, 
[the congregation bowing down,] and at the close of it is repeated, by both Min- 
ister and people, The Lord's Prayer : 

■Our Father, who art in Heaven, 

Hallowed be Thy Name. 

Thy Kingdom come. 

Thy Will be done on Earth, 

As it is in Heaven. 

Give us this day our Daily Bread. 

And forgive us our Tkkspassks, 

As we forgive those who trespass against us. 

And lead us not into Temptatio.v ; 

But deliver us from Evil: 

For thine is tbb Kingdom, 

And the Power, and the Glory, 

Forever and ever. Am ex. 

[After the prayer the choir may chant a brief Scriptural Bclcction without notice from the pulpit.] 



IV ORDER OF PUBLIC WORSHIP. 

VI. A Lesson from The Psalter is announced by the Minister, and ie 
read by him and the congregation responsively, [all standing,] ; and at the 
close thereof is sung by the choir and the congregation the ancient Dox- 
ology : 

©lorn be to tl)e Jattyer, anb to tl)e Son, anb to tl)e iljoln ©h,ost ; 
as it was in tlje beginning, is nota, anb ener shall be, roorlb toitrjont 
cnb. &mcn. 

VII. After these acts of Prayer and Praise [the congregation having resumed 
their seats,] any Notices may be given by the Minister, of religions meetings 
for the week to come, or of other matters suitable to be brought on the 
Lord's Day to the knowledge of the Church ; and then 

VIII. A Hymn, or Chant, announced, but not read by the Minister, 

is sung by the choir, [the congregation still sitting.] 

IX. This is followed by The Sermon. 

X. After the Sermon the Closing Hymn is read or announced by the 
Minister, and is sung by the choir and the congregation, [all standing.] 

XL The Prayer for a Blessing on the Word is offered by the 
Minister ; and at the end of. it [while the congregation are still bowed down,] he 
pronounces The Benediction : 

®Ije grace of our Corb Jesus (Hljrist, anb tlje lone of (Sob, anb 
tlje commnnion of tlje Ijoln (Sl)ost, be tmtl) nou all. Qlmcn. 



Note. — When Children are to be baptized, they must be presented for that 
ordinance at the Morning Service, on the proper Sundays, immediately after 
The Prayer of Invocation. 

When Collections are to be taken for charitable objects, they mny follow 
either the Notices, or the Sermon, at the discretion of the Minister. 



ORDER OF PUBLIC WORSHIP. * 

(Sinning Stvvitt. 

I. After a suitable prelude on the organ, a brief Chant or Anthem is 

Sling by the choir, [the congregation sitting.] 

II. The Opening Hymn is read by the Minister, and sung by the choir 
and the congregation, [all standing.] 

III. A portion of The Holy Scripture is read by the Minister, (.the 

congregation sitting.] 

IV. The Prayer of General Supplication is offered by the Minis- 
ter, [the congregation bowing down.] 

V. A Lesson from The Psalter is announced by the Minister, and ie 
read by him and the congregation responsively, [all standing,] ; and at the 
close thereof is sung by the choir and the congregation the ancient Dox- 
ology : 

(Slorn be to the father, anb to the Son, anh to tl)e fioln ©host ; 
js it teas in tlje beginning, is noro, anb euer shall be, raorlb ujitljotil 
enb. Qlmen. 

VI. After these acts of Prayer and Praise [the congregation having resumed 
their seats,] any Notices may be given by the Minister, of religious meet- 
ings for the week to come, or of other matters suitable to be brought on 
the Lord's Day to the knowledge of the Church ; and then 

VII. A Hymn, or Chant, announced, but not read J>y the Minister, is 
Bung by the choir, [the congregation still sitting.] 

VIII. This is followed by The Sermon. 

IX. After the Sermon the Closing Hymn is read or announced by the 
Minister, and is sung by the choir and the congregation, [all standing.] At 
the end of this hymn a Doxology, in the same metre, is usually added 
without being announced. 

X. The Prayer for a Blesslng on the Word- is offered by the Min- 
ister ; and at the end of it [while the congregation are still howed down,] he pro- 
nounces The Benediction : 

®he grace of our £orb Jc3tts (Christ, anb tlje louc of ©ob, anb 
tlje communion of tljc §oln (5I)ost, be with ijou all. QVmcn. 



VI ORDER OF PUBLIC WORSHIP. 

(Sanittsuttiatt Stvvitt. 

After a brief prelude on the organ, and a few sentences from the 
Psalms read by the Minister, 

I. The Opening Hymn is read or announced, and is sung by the choir 
and the congregation, [all standing.] 

II. A suitable portion of The Holy Scripture is read by the Min- 
ister, [the congregation sitting.] 

III. The Prayer of Confession and Invocation is offered by the 
Minister, [the congregation bowing down.] 

IV. Any persons who are to be received to the Church on Confession 
of Faith, are invited to present themselves at the Table of the Lord ; and 
are then received, according to the Form provided in the Manual. 

Y. Any persons who are to be received to the Church on Letters from 
other Churches, are invited to rise in their respective places ; and are then 
received, according to the Form provided in the Manual. 

YI. Any Notices, necessary to be given, are read ; and an Invitation 
to Christians present, to commune with the Church, is extended. 

YH. A Sacramental Hymn is read by the Minister, and sung by the 
choir and the congregation, [all standing.] 

YIII. This is followed by a brief Address. 

IX. The Prayer for the Divine Blessing, on those who partake 
of the consecrated elements, is offered by the Minister, [the congregation bow- 
ing down] ; and the Bread is afterward broken and distributed. 

X. The Prayer of Thanksgiving is offered by the Minister, [the con. 
gregation bowing down] ; and the Cup is afterward distributed. 

XI. The Collection for the relief of the Poor is taken; during 
which the Minister reads appropriate Sentences from the Scripture. 

XII. The Closing Hymn is read by the Minister, and sung by the 
choir and the congregation, [all standing.] 

XIII. The Closing Prayer is offered by the Minister ; and at the end 
of it [while the congregation are still bowed down,] he pronounces The BENE- 
DICTION. 



THE LAW OF GOD, 

AS IT IS WRITTEN IN I11K rWENTIETH CHAPTER OF THE HOOK OF EXODUS. 

God spake all these words, saving, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought 
thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 

I. — Thou shalt have no other gods before Me. 

II. — Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any 
thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the 
water under the earth : thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them : 
for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon 
the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me ; and 
showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My command- 
ments. 

III. — Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the 
Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His Name in vain. 

IV. --Remember the Sabbath-day to keep it holy. Six clays shalt thou labor, 
and do all thy work : but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; in 
it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, 
nor thy maid-sen-ant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates ; for 
in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and 
rested, the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath-day, and hal- 
lowed it. 

V. — Honor- thy father and thy mother : that thy days may be long upon the 
land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. 

VI.— Thou shalt not kill. 

VII. — Thou shalt not commit adultery. 

VIII. — Thou shalt not steal. 

IX. — Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. 

X. — Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neigh- 
bor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor 
any thing that is thy neighbor's. 

THE SUMMARY OF THE LAW BY OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. 





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SELECTIONS FOR CHANTING 



The Lord's Prayer. 




1 Our Father, who art in heaven, | hallowed | be thy | name ; 

Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on | earth, ■ • as it | is in | heaven. 

2 Give us this | day our | daily | bread ; 

And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive | them that | tres-- -pass a- | gainst us. 

3 And lead us not into temptation, but dc- | liver | us from | evil ; 

For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for- | ever. | A | men. 



The Apostles' Creed. 



I believe in God the Father Almighty, | 
Maker of | heaven and | earth : 

And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord ; 
who was conceived by the HolY Ghost, 
| born of the | Virgin Mary, 

Suffered under Pontius- Pilate, was | cruci- 
fied, | dead, and | buried; 

He descended into hell ; the third | day 
he | rose from the | dead ; 

He ascended into heaven, and sitteth on the 



right hand of | God the | Father Al- 1 
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From thence he shall come to | judge the | 
quick and the j dead. 

I believe in the Holy Ghost ; the | holy 
| catholic | Church, 

The communion of saints ; the for- | give- 
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The — | resur- | rection of the | body, and 
the life | ever- | lasting. A- | men. 



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Glory be to | (rod on | high, j and on-earth | peace,good- | will •• towards | men.] 
We praise thee, we bless thee, we | worship | thee, || we glorify thee, we give thanks 
to thee | for thy | great — | --lory. || 

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Lord God, | heavenly | King, I God the | Father | Al | mighty! || 



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That takest away the | sins- -of tlie | world, || have mercy up- | on — | ns. | 
Thou that takest away the | sins"of the | world, || have mercy up- | on — | ns. 
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F<>r thou only | art — | holy, || thou | only | art the | Lord. | 
Thou only, <> Christ, with the | Holy | Ghost, | art most high in the j glory 
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2 Holy, Holy, Holy ! all the saints adore Thee, 

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4 Holy, Holy, Holy! Lord God Almighty! 

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Let us heartily rejoice in the strength of our salvation. 
Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, 
And show ourselves glad in him with psalms. 

For the Lord is a great God, 

And a great King above all gods. 
In his hand are all the corners of the earth; 

And the strength of the hills is his also. 

The sea is his, and he made it; 

And his hands prepar'd the dry land. 
come, let us worship, and fall down; 

And kneel before the Lord our Maker. 

For he is the Lord our God; 
And we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. 

worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness; 
Let the whole earth stand in awe of him. 

For he cometh, for he cometh to judge the earth; 
And with righteousness to judge the world, and the people with 

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The following selections from the Psalms are arranged to be read 
by the Minister and the People responsively, according to their 
original structure and design. 

The lines printed in the Roman letter are to be read by the 
Minister. 

The lines set inward from the margin, and printed m Italics, 
are to be read by the People. 

The lines printed in small Capitals are to be read by the Min- 
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LESSON 1. 
Psalm I. 



"DLESSED is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungo< 
A ^r standeth in the way of sinners, 






r or sitteth in the seat of the scornful, 

2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord ; 

And in his law cloth he meditate day and night. 

3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, 

That br in geth forth his fruit in his season ; 
His leaf also shall not wither ; 

And whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 

4 The ungodly are not so : 

But are like the chaff ichich the wind driveth away. 
I Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, 

JWor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. 
6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous : 

But tJie way of the ungodly shall perish. 



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Psalm II. 

HY do the heathen rage, 

And the people imagine a vain thing ? 
The kings of the earth set themselves, 
j And the rulers take counsel together, 
I Against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying^ 
Let us break their bands asunder, 

And cast away their cords from us. 
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh : 

The Lord shall have them in derision. 



'4 THE PSALTER. 

5 Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, 

And vex them in his sore displeasure. 

6 Yet have I set my king 

Upon my holy hill of Zion. 

7 \ I will declare the decree : 

I The Lord hath said unto me, Thou art my son ; 
TJiis day have I begotten thee. 

8 Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, 

And the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession. 

9 Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron ; 

Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a pottbr's vessel. 

10 Be wise now therefore, O ye kings : 

Be instructed, ye judges of the earth. 

11 Serve the Lord with fear, 

And rejoice with trembling. 

12 ( Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, 
( When his wrath is kindled but a little. 

Blessed are all they that put their trust in him. 

Psalm III. 

LORD, how are they increased that trouble me ! 
Many are they that rise up against me. 
2 Many there be which say of my soul, 

Titer e is no help for him in God. 
o But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; 

My glory, and the lifter up of mine head. 

4 1 cried unto the Lord with my voice, 

And he heard me out of his holy hill. 

5 I laid me down and slept ; 

laicaked ; for the Lord sustained me. 
I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, 

TJxat have set themselves against me round about. 

7 j Arise, O Lord ; save me, O my God : 

( For thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone ; 
Thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly. 

8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord ; 

Thy blessing is upon thy people. 



LESSON 2. 



LESSON 2. 

Psalm IV. 

{ TTEAR me when I call, O God of my righteousness : 
( -"--"- Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress ; 
Have mercy upon me and hear my prayer. 

2 O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame? 

How long will ye love vanity, and seek after leasing f 

3 But know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for himself: 

T/ie Lord will hear when 1 call unto him. 

4 Stand in awe, and sin not : 

Commune with your oton heart upon your bed, and be still. 

5 Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, 

And put your trust in the Lord. 
There may be many that say, Who will shew us any good ? 

Lord, lift thou up the light of thy countenance upon us. 
V Thou hast put gladness in my heart, 

More than in the time that their com and their wine increased 
8 1 will both lay me down in peace and sleep : 

For thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety. 

Psalm V. 

C\ IVE ear to my words, O Lord ; 
^ Consider my meditation. 

2 Hearken unto the voice of my cry, my King and my God: 

For unto thee will I pray. 

3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord ; 

In the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up. 

4 For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: 

Neither shall evil dwell with thee. 

5 The foolish shall not stand in thy sight : 

Thou hatest all loorkers of iniquity. 

6 Thou shalt destroy them that speak leasing: 

The Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. 

7 But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy 

And in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple. 



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Load mo, O Lord, in thy righteousness, because of mine enemies ; 
Make thy way straight before my face. 
9 For there is no faithfulness in their mouth ; their inward partis very wickedness 
Their throat is an open sepulchre ; they flatter with their tongue. 

10 Destroy thou them, O God ; let them fall by their own counsels; 

Cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions / for they have 
rebelled against thee. 

1 1 ( But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice : 

( Let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them : 
Let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee. 

12 For thou, Lord, wilt bless the righteous ; 

With favour wilt thou compass him as with a shield. 







LESSON 3 

Psalm VIII. 
LORD our Lord, 



How excellent is thy name in all the earth ! 

Who hast set thy glory above the heavens. 
2 ( Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength, 
1 Because of thine enemies, 

That thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger. 
5 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, 

The moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained / 

4 What is man, that thou art mindful of him ? 

And the son of man, that thou visitest him ? 

5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, 

And hast crowned him xoith glory and honour. 
Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands ; 
TIiou hast put all things under his feet : 

7 All sheep and oxen, 

Yea, and the beasts of the field ; 

8 The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, 

And whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. 
O Lord, our Lord, 

How excellent is thy name in all the earth I 



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Psalm IX. 

WILL praise thee, O Lord, with my whole heart ; 
I ic ill shew forth all thy marvellous works. 



LESSON 3. \ 

2 I will be glad and rejoice in thee : 

I will sing praise to thy name, thou Most nigh. 

3 When mine enemies are turned back, 

TJiey shall fall and perish at thy presence, 
i For thou hast maintained my right and my cause ; 
Tlxou safest in the throne judging right. 

5 Thou hast rebuked the heathen, thou hast destroyed the wicked, 

Thou Itastput out their name for ever and ever. 

6 O thou enemy, destructions are come to a perpetual end : 

And thou hast destroyed cities ; their memorial is perished with them. 

7 But the Lord shall endure for ever ; 

He hath prepared his throne for judgment. 

8 And he shall judge the world in righteousness, 

He shall minister judgment to the people in uprightness. 

9 The Loud also will be a refuge for the oppressed, 

A refuge in times of trouble. 

10 And they that know thy name will pat their trust in thee : 

For thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. 

1 1 Sing praises to the Lord, which dwelleth in Zion : 

Declare among the people his doings. 

12 When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remerabereth them : 

He forgettetk not the cry of the humble. 

13 Have mercy upon me, O Lord ; consider my trouble which I suffer of them 

that hate me, 

Thou that I if test me up from the gates of death : 
] 1 That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion : 

Twill rejoice in thy salvation. 
15 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made : 

la the net which they hid is their own foot taken. 
10 The Lord is known by the judgment which he executeth : 

The wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. 

17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, 

And all the nations that forget God. 

18 For the needy shall not always be forgotten: 

The expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever. 

19 Arise, O Lord ; let not man prevail : 

Let the heathen be judged in thy sight. 

20 Put them in fear, O Lord : 

That the nations may know themselves to be but men. 



8 THE PSALTER. 

LESSON 4. 
Psalm XV. 

LORD, who shall abide in thy tabernacle ? 
Who shall dwell in thy holy hill f. 

2 He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, 

And speaketh the truth in his heart. 

3 \ He that backbiteth not with his tongue, 



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or doeth evil to his neighbour, 
Nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. 

4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned ; 

But he honoureth them, that fear the Lord. 
He that svveareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. 

5 He that putteth not out his money to usury , 
Nor taketh reward against the innocent. 

lie that doeth these things shall never be moved. 

Psalm XVI. 

pPtESERVE me, O God : 

-L For in thee do I put my trust. 

2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the Lord, Thou irt my Lord : 

My goodness extendeth not to thee ; 

3 But to the saints that are in the earth, 
And to the excellent, in whom is all my delight. 

Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god 
Their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, 
Nor take up their names into my lips. 
5 The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup : 

Thou maintainest my lot. 
The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places ; 
Yea, I have a goodly heritage. 

7 I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel : 

My reins also instruct me in the night seasons. 

8 I have set the Lord always before me : 

Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 

9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth ; 

My flesh also shall rest in hope. 
10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell ; 

Neither icilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption 



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LESSON 4. 9 

11 ( Thou wilt show mc the path of life : 
( In thy presence is fulness of joy ; 

At thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. 

Psalm XVII. 

HEAR the right, O Lord, attend unto my cry ; 
Give ear unto my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips. 

2 Let my sentence come forth from thy presence; 

Let thine eyes behold the things that are equal. 

3 j Thou hast proved mine heart; thou hast visited me in the night; 
( Thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing: 

I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress. 

4 Concerning the works of men, 

By the word of thy lips I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer. 

5 Hold up my goings in thy paths, 

That my footsteps slip not. 

6 I have called upon thee, for thou wilt hear me, O God : 

Incline thine ear unto me and hear my speech. 

7 Shew thy marvellous loving kindness, O thou that savest by thy right hand 

them which put their trust in thee, 
From those that rise up against them. 

8 Keep me as the apple of the eye ; 

Hide me under the shadow of thy icings, 

9 From the wicked that oppress me, 

From my deadly enemies, who compass me about. 

10 They are enclosed in their own fat : 

With their mouth they speak proudly. 

11 They have now compassed us in our steps: 

They have set their eyes bowing down to the earth / 

12 Like as a lion that is greedy of his prey, 

And as it were a young lion lurking in secret places. 

13 Arise, O Lord, disappoint him, cast him down ; 

Deliver my soul from the wicked, which is thy sword: 

14 i From men which are thy hand, O Lord, from men of the world, 

j Which have their portion in this life, and whose belly thou fillest with the) 
' hid treasure : 

Tltey are full of children, and leave the rest of their substa?ice to their babes. 

15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: 

J shall be satisfied, when 1 awake, with thy likeness 



10 THE PSALTER. 

LESSON 5. 
Psalm XVIII. 1-35. 

1WILL love thee, O Lord, my strength. 
2 27ie Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer ; 
My God, my strength, in whom I will trust ; 

31 y buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower, 

3 I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised : 

JSo shall I be saved from mine enemies. 

4 The sorrows of death compassed me, 

And the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. 

5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: 

The snares of death prevented me. 

6 In my distress I called upon the Lord, 

And cried unto my God: 
He heard my voice out of his temple, 

And my cry came before him, even into his ears. 

7 Then the earth shook and trembled ; 

j The foundations also of the hills moved 
( And were shaken, because he was wroth. 
There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, 
And fire out of his mouth devoured : 
Coals were kindled by it. 
9 He bowed the heavens also, and came down: 
And darkness teas under his feet. 

10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly : 

Yea, he did fly upon the icings of the wind. 

1 1 He made darkness his secret place ; 

His pavilion round about him were dark water s,and thick clouds of the skies 

12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, 

Hail stones and coals of fire. 

13 j The Lord also thundered in the heavens, 
( And the Highest gave his voice ; 

Hail stones and coeds of fire. 

14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; 

And he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them. 

15 Then the channels of waters were seen, 

And the foundations of the world were discovered, 
At thy rebuke, O Lord, 

At the blast of the breath of thy nostrils 



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LESSON 6. 11 

16 He seut from above, he took me, 

He drew me out of many waters. 

17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, 

A nd front them which hated me: for they were too strong for me. 
IS They prevented me in the day of my calamity: 
But the Lord was my stay. 

19 He brought me forth also into a large place ; 

He delivered me, because he delighted in me. 

20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness: 

According to the cleamiess of my hands hath he recompensed me. 

21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord, 

And have not wickedly departed from my God. 

22 For all his judgments were before me, 

A)id I did not 2m t away his statutes from me. 

23 I was also upright before him, 

And Theft myself from mine iniquity. 

24 Therefore hath the Lord recompensed me according to my righteousness, 

According to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight. 

25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; 

With an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright ; 
2G With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; 

And with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward. 
27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; 

But icllt bring down high looks. 
23 For thou wilt light my candle ; 

Tlxc Lord my God will enlighten my darkness. 

29 For by thee I have run through a troop; 

And by my God have Ilecqied over a wall. 

30 j As for God, his way is perfect : 
( The word of the Lord is tried : 

He is a buckler to all those that trust in hinu 

31 For who is God save the Lord ? 

Or who is a rock save our God f 

32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, 

And maketh my way p>zrfect. 

33 He maketh my feet like hind's feet, 

And setteth me up>on my high places. 

34 He teacheth my hands to war, 

So that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms. 

35 ( Thou hast also given me the Bhield of thy salvation: 
( And thy right hand hath holden me up, 

And. thy gentleness hath made ?>" great. 



12 THE PSALTER. 

LESSON 6. 

Psalm XIX. 

rpHE heavens declare the glory of God ; 
*• And the firmament sheweth his handywork* 

2 Day unto day uttereth speech, 

And night itnto night sheweth knowledge. 

3 There is no speech nor language, 

Where their voice is not heard. 

4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, 

And their words to the end of the world. 

5 j In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun, 

( Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, 
And rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. 

6 j His going forth is from the end of the heaven, 
( And his circuit unto the ends of it : 

And there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. 

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul : 

The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. 

8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart : 

The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes, 

9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: 

The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. 

10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold : 

Sweeter also than honey, and the honeycomb. 

1 1 Moreover by them is thy servant warned : and in keeping of them there is 

great reward. 

12 Who can understand his errors ? cleanse thou me from secret faults. 

13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins ; let them not have do- 

minion over me : 
Then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. 

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable 

in thy sight, 
Lord, my strength, and my redeemer. 

Psalm XX. 

rpHE Lord hear thee in the day of trouble; 
-*- The name of the God of Jacob defend thee ; 
2 Send thee help from the sanctuary, 
And strengthen thee out of Zion ; 



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LESSON 7. 12 

3 Remember all thy offerings, 

And accept thy burnt sacrifice / 

4 Grant thee according to thine own heart, 
And fulfil all thy counsel. 

We will rejoice in thy salvation, 

And in the name of our God we will set up our banners: 
The Loud fulfil all thy petitions. 
Now know I that the Lord saveth his anointed ; 

{He will hear him from his holy Zieaven 
WUh the saving strength of his right hand. 

7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses : 

But we will remember the name of the Lord our God. 

8 They are brought down and fallen : 

Hut we are risen, and stand upright. 

9 Save, Lord : 

Ltt the king hear us when we call. 

LESSON 7. 
Psalm XXIII. 

niFIE Lord is ray shepherd ; 
■*■ I shall not want. 

2 lie maketh me to lie down in green pastures: 

He leadeth me beside the still waters. 

3 He restoreth my soul : 

He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness, for his name's sake, 

4 j Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 
( I will fear no evil : for thou art with me ; 

Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. 

5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: 

Thou anointest my head with oil ; my cup runneth over. 

6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of ray life: 

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. 

Psalm XXIV. 

rpHE earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof; 
-*- The world, and they that dwell therein. 
2 For he hath founded it upon the seas, 
And established it upon the floods. 



14 THE PSALTER. 

3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord ? 

And who shall stand in his holy place f 

4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; 

i^Vlio hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity. 
Nor sworn deceitfully. 

5 He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, 

And righteousness from the God of his salvation. 
This is the generation of them that seek him, 
That seek thy face, Jacob. 

7 j Lift up your heads, O ye gates ; 

/ And be ye lifted up, ye everlasting doors ; 
And the King of glory shall come in. 

8 Who is this King of glory ? 

The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle, 

9 Lift up your heads, O ye gates ; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; 

And the King of glory shall come in. 
10 Who is this King of glory ? 

TJie Lord of hosts, He is the King of glory. 



Psalm XXVII. 

THE Lord is my light and my salvation ; whom shall I fear ? 
The Lord is the strength of my life ; of lohom shall I be afraid ? 

2 When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up 

They stumbled and fell. [my flesh > 

3 Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear : 

Though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident. 

4 j One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after ; 

\ That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, 
To behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple. 

5 < For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion : 
( In the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me ; 

lie shall set me up upon a rod:. 

6 { And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: 
I Therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; 

lie ill sing, yea, Twill sing praises unto the Lord. 

7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice: 

Have mercy also upon me, and answer me. 

8 When thou saidst, Seek ye my face ; 

My heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek. 






LESSON 8. 15 

Ilide not thy lace far from me ; pat not thy servant away in anger: 
\ Thou hast been my help; 

I Leave me not, neither forsake me, God of my salvation. 
!0 When my father and my mother forsake me, 
Then the Lord icill take rue up. 

1 1 Teach me thy way, O Lord, 

And lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. 

12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: 

For false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. 

13 I had fainted unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the 

land of the living. 

14 Wait on the Lord : 

Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart : 
Wait, I say, on the Lord. 

LESSON 8. 

PsALlf XXIX. 

/^ IVE unto the Lord, O ye mighty, 

^ Give unto the Lord glory and strength. 

2 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name ; 

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. 

3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters : 

The God of glory thundereth : the Lord is upon many waters. 

4 The voice *f'the Lord is powerful; 

The voice of the Loud is full of majesty. 

5 The voice of the Lord breaketh the cedars : 

) a, the Loud breaketh the cedars of Lebanon* 

6 lie maketh them also to skip like a calf; 

Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn. 

7 j The voice of the Lord divideth the flames of fire. 

8 I The voice of the Lord shaketh the wilderness ; 

The Lord shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh. 

9 ( The voice of the Lord maketh the hinds to calve, 
( And discovered] the for< 

And in his temple doth em ry one speak of his glory. 

10 The Lord sitteth upon the flood ; 

Yea, the Lord sitteth King forever. 

11 The Lord will give strength unto his people ; 

The Lord will bless his people with p<acc. 



16 THE PSALTER, 



Psalm XXXIII. 

T) E JOICE in the Lord, O ye righteous : 
*-** For praise is comely for the upright. 

2 Praise the Lord with harp : 

Sing unto him with the psaltery, and an instrument of ten strings. 

3 Sing unto him a new song ; 

Play skilfully with a loud noise. 

4 For the word of the Lord is right ; 

And all his works are done in truth. 

5 He loveth righteousness and judgment : 

The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. 

6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made ; 

And all the host of them by the breath of his mouth. 
*J He gathereth the waters of the sea together as a heap : 
He layeth up the depth in storehouses. 

8 Let all the earth fear the Lord : 

Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him. 

9 For he spake and it was done ; 

He commanded, and it stood fast. 

10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: 

He maketh the devices of the people of none effect. 

11 The counsel of the Lord standeth forever, 

The thoughts of his heart to all generations. 

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; 

And the peoj)le whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance* 

13 The Lord looketh from heaven ; 

He beholdeth all the sons of men. 

14 5 rom the place of his habitation he looketh 

Upon all the inhabitants of the earth. 

15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; 

He considereth all their works. 
10 There is no king saved by the multitude of a host: 
A mighty man is not delivered by much strength. 

17 An horse is a vain thing for safety : 

Neither shall he deliver any by his great strength. 

18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him. 

Upon them that hope in his mercy ; 

19 To deliver their soul from death, 

And to keep them alive in famine. 



LESSON 9: 17 

20 Our soul waiteth for the Lord : 

Jf is our help and our shi 

21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, 

11 i ' I in his holy name. 

32 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, 
According as ice hope in thee. 

LESSON 9. 
Psalm XXXIV. 

I WILL bless the Lord at all times : 
His praise shall continually be in my mouth. 

2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: 

The humble shall hear thereof] and be glad. 

3 Oh magnify the Lord with me, 

• let us exalt his name together. 

4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me, 

And delivered me from all my fears. 

5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: 

And their faces icere not ashamed. 

6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, 

And saved him out of all his troubles. 
1 The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, 
And delivereth them. 

8 Oh taste and see that the Lord is good . 

Blessed is the man that trusteth in him. 

9 Oh fear the Lord, ye his saints : 

J- or there is no icant to them that fear him. 

10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: 

But they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. 

11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: 

lie ill teach you the fear of the Lord. 

12 What man is he that desireth life, 

And loveth many days, that he may see good? 

13 Keep thy tongue from evil, 

I thy lips from speaking guile. 

14 Depart from evil, and do good ; 

k peace, and pursue it. 

15 The eyes of the Loud are upon the righteous, 

And his ears are open unto their cry. 



J3 THE PSALTER. 

16 The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, 

To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth 

17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, 

And delivereth them out of all their troubles. 

18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart 

And saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. 

19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: 

But the Lord delivereth him out of them all 

20 He keepeth all his bones : 

Not one of them is broken. 

21 Evil shall slay the wicked: 

And they that hate the righteous shall be desolate, 

22 The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants ; 

And none of thmi that trust in him shall be desolate. 

Psalm XXXVI. 

rpHE transgression of the wicked saith within my heart, 
-*- That there is no fear of God before his eyes. 
£ For he flattereth himself in his own eyes, 

Until his iniquity be found to be hateful. 
2 The words of his mouth are iniquity and deceit: 
He hath left off to be wise, and to do good. 

4 He deviseth mischief upon his bed . 

He setteth himself in a way that is not good / he abhorreth not evil. 

5 Thy mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens ; 

And thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds. 
4 j Thy righteousness is like the great mountains : 
( Thy judgments are a great deep : 

Lord, thou preservest man and beast. 

7 How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God! 

Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings, 

8 They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy hcuse; 

And thou shall make them drink of the river of thy pleasures. 

9 For with thee is the fountain of life : 

In thy light shall we see light. 

10 Oh continue thy loving kindness unto them that know thee; 

And thy righteousness to the upright in heart. 

11 Let not the foot of pride come against me, 

And let not the hand of the wicked remove me. 

12 There are the workers of iniquity fallen: 

TJtey arc cast down , and shall not be able to rise. 



LESSON 10. 10 

LESSON 10. 

Psalm XXXVII, 1-11, 22-40. 

HRE7 not thyself because of evil doers, 

*■- Neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity, 

2 For they shall soon be cat down like the grass, 

And wither as the green herb. 

3 Trust in the Lord, and do good ; 

So shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed, 

4 Delight thyself also in the Loud ; 

And he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. 

5 Commit thy way unto the Loud; 

Trust also in him / and he shall bring it to p>ass. 
And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, 

And thy judgment as the noonday. 
7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him : 

j Fret not thyself because of him who prospereih in his way. 
( Because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. 
S Cease from anger, and forsake wrath : 

Fret not thyself in any wise to do evil. 
9 For evil doers shall be cut off: 

But those that wait upon the Lord, they shall inherit the earth. 

10 For yet a little while, and the wicked shall not be: 

Yea, thou shalt diligently consider his place, and it shall not be, 

11 But the meek shall inherit the earth; 

. I id shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. 



22 l*\»r such as be blessed of him shall inherit the earth ; 

And they that be cursed of Jam shall be cut off. 
2-'3 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Loud: 

fhteth in his loay. 
24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down 

For the Lord upholdeth him with his hand. 
2") I have been young, and now am old ; 

havt Tnot seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. 
26 He is ever merciful, and lendeth ; 

And his seed is blessed. 
2 7 Depart from evil, and do good; 

And dwell f jre. 



20 THE PSALTEE 

28 For the Loed loveth judgment, 

And forsaketh not his saints / 
They are preserved forever : 

But the seed of the wicked shall be cut off. 
St'9 The righteous shall inherit the land, 

And dwell therein forever. 

30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, 

And his tongue talketh of judgment. 

31 The law of his God is in his heart ; 

None of his steps shall slide. 

32 The wicked watcheth the righteous, 

And seeketh to slay him. 

33 The Lord will not leave him in his hand, 

Nor condemn him when he is judged. 

34 j Wait on the Lord and keep his way, 

( And he shall exalt thee to inherit the land : 
When the icicked are cut off, thou shalt see it. 

35 I have seen the wicked in great power, 

And spreading himself like a green bay tree. 
88 Yet he passed away, and, lo, he was not : 

Yea, I sought him, but he coidd not be found. 
87 Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: 

For the end of that man is peace. 

38 But the transgressors shall be destroyed together; 

The end of the icicked shall be cut off. 

39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord 

He is their strength in the time of trouble. 

40 And the Lord shall help them, and deliver them : 

!He shall deliver them from the wicked, 
A nd save them, because they trust in him. 



LESSON 11. 
Psalm XLI. 



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LESSED is he that considereth the poor: 
The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. 
2 j The Lord will preserve him, nnd keep him alive; 
( And he shall be blessed upon the earth : 

And thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies* 



LESSON 11. 21 

3 The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: 

Thou icilt make all his bed in his sickness* 

4 I said, Lord, be merciful unto me : 

Ileal my soul ; for I have sinned against thee. 

5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, 

When shall he die, and his name perish? 

6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: 

( His heart gatJiereth iniquity to itself ; 
I When he goeth abroad, he telleth it. 

7 All that hate me whisper together against me: 

Against me do they devise my hurt. 

8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him : 

And now that he lieth he shall rise vp no more. 

9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, 

Which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. 

10 But thou, O Lord, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, 

That I may requite them. 

1 1 By this I know that thou favourest me, 

Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. 

1 2 And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, 

And settest me before thy face forever. 

13 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting, 

And to everlasting. Amen and amen. 



Psalm XLII. 

A S the hart panteth after the water brooks, 
•*-*■ So pa?iteth my soul after thee, God. 

2 My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God : 

When shall I come and appear before God? 

3 My tears have been my meat day and night, 

While they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? 

4 j When I remember these things I pour out my soul in me : 

( For I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, 
With the voice of joy and praise, icith a multitude that kept holy day. 

5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? and why art thou disquieted in me ? 

$ Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him 
( Tor the helpj of his countenance. 

6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee, 

From the land of Jordan, and of the Hernvmites, from the hill Mizar. 



22 THE PSALTER. 

7 Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts : 

All thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. 

8 Yet the Lord will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, 

And in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God 
of my life. 

9 I will say unto God, my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me ? 

Why go 1 mourning because of the oppression of the enemy f 

10 As with a sword in my hones, mine enemies reproach me ; 

While they say daily unto me, Where is thy God? 

1 1 Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? and why art thou disquieted within me '* 

j Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, 

i Who is the health of my countenance, and my God. 

Psalm XLIII. 

TITDGE me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation : 
•' Oh deliver one from the deceitful and unjust man. 

2 For thou art the God of my strength : why dost thou cast me off ? 

Why go 1 mourning because of the oppression of the enemy f 

3 Oh send out thy light and thy truth : let them lead me ; 

Let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles • 

4 Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy : 

Yea, upon the harp ivill I praise thee, God, my God. 

5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? and why art thou disquieted within me ? 

{Hope in God : for I shall yet praise him, 
Who is the health of my countenance, and my God. 



LESSON 12. 
Psalm XLV. 

MY heart is inditing a good matter : 
I speak of the things which I have made touching the king : 
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer. 

2 Thou art fairer than the children of men : grace is poured into thy lips; 

Therefore God hath blessed thee for ever. 

3 Gird thy sword upon thy thigh, O most mighty, 

With thy glory and thy majesty. 

4 j And in thy mnjesty ride prosperously, 

( Because of truth and meekness and righteousness ; 
And thy right hand shall teach thee terrible things. 



LESSON 12. 23 

5 Thine arrows are Bharp in the heart of the king's enemies; 

Whereby the , f hce. 

6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever : 

7" ptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. 

7 Thou Invest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: 
j T dy hath anointed thee 

\ Wi'h the oil of gladness above thy fellows. 

8 All thv garments Bmell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, 

Out of the ivory they have mode thee glad. 

9 Kings 1 daughters were among thy honourable women : 

I ~[»>n thy right hand did stand the queen in gold of Ophir. 

10 Hearken, O daughter, an 1 c insider, and incline thine ear; 

Forget also thine own people, and thg father's house ; 

11 So shall the king greatly desire thy beauty : 

For he is thy Lord ; and worship thou him. 

12 And the daughter of Tyre shall be there with a gift; 

i the rich among the people shall entreat thy favour. 

13 The king's daughter is all glorious within : 

Her clothing is of wrought gold. 

14 She Bhall be brought unto the king in raiment of needlework 

virgins her companions that follow her shall be brought unto thee. 

15 With gladness and rejoicing shall they be brought : 

Th>y shall enter into the king's palace. 

16 Instead of thy fathers shall be thy children, 

TThom thou mayest make princes in cdl the earth. 

17 1 will make thy name to be remembered in all generations : 

Therefore shall the people praise thee, for ever and ever. 



Psalm XLVI. 

fl OD is our refuge and strength, 
-* A eery present help in trouble. 

2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, 

■igh the mountains be into the midst of the sea; 

3 Though the waters thereof roar and be trouble!. 

Though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. 
\ There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God ; 

Tim holy place of the tabernacles of the Most High. 
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved : 

God shall help her, and that right early. 



24 THE PSALTER. 

C The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved: 

He uttered his voice, the earth melted. 
*2 The Lord of hosts is with us ; 

The God of Jacob is our refuge. 

8 Come, behold the works of the Lord, 

What desolations lie hath made in' the earth. 

9 He maketh wars to cease unto the end of the earth ; 

i lie breaketh the bow, and cutteth the spear in sunder / 
( He burnetii the chariot in the fire. 

10 Be still, and know that I am God: 

I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. 

11 The Lord of hosts is with us; 

Tlie God of Jacob is our refuge. 



LESSON 13. 
Psalm XL VII. 

AH clap your hands, all ye people ; 

^ Shout unto God with the voice of triumph. 

2 For the Lord most high is terrible : 

He is a great King over all the earth. 

3 He shall subdue the people under us, 

And the nations under our feet. 

4 lie shall choose our inheritance for us, 

The excellency of Jacob whom he loved. 

5 God is gone up with a shout, 

The Lord with the sound of a trumpet. 

6 Sing praises to God, sing praises : 

Sing praises unto our King, sing praises. 

7 For God is the King of all the earth : 

Sing ye praises with under standi?! g. 

8 God reigneth over the heathen : 

God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. 

9 The princes of the people are gathered together, 

Even the people of the God of Abraham : 
For the shields of the earth belong unto God: 
He is greatly exalted. 



LESSON 14. 



Psalm XLVIII. 



/~1 REAT is tlie Lord, and greatly to be praised 

^ In the city of our God, in the moan tain of his holiness. 

2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion, 

On the tides of the north, the city of the great King. 

3 God is known in her palaces for a refuge. 

4 For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. 

5 They saw it, and so they marvelled; 

They were troubled, and hasted away. 

6 Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail. 

7 Thou brcakest the ships of Tarshish with an east wind. 

8 ( As we have heard, so have we seen 

( In the city of the Lord of hosts, in the city of our God : 
God will establish it for ever. 

9 We have thought of thy lovingkindness, O God, 

In the midst of thy temple. 

10 According to thy name, O God, so is thy praise, unto the ends of the earth 

TJty rigid hand is full of righteousness. 

11 Let mount Zion rejoice, 

Let the daughters of Judah be glad, because of thy judgments. 

12 Walk about Zion, and go round about her : 

Tell the towers thereof. 

13 Mark ye well her bulwarks, consider her palaces; 

That ye may tell it to the generation following. 

14 For this God is our God for ever and ever; 

He will be our guide even unto death. 



H 



LESSON 14. 
Psalm LI. 

AVE mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: 

According unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgrcs- 
Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, [sions. 

And cleanse me from my sin. 
For I acknowledge my transgressions : 

And my sin is ever before me. 
Against thee, thee only, have I sinned. 
And done this evil in thy sight : 

3 



26 THE PSALTEE. 


That thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, 

And be clear when thou judgest. 

5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity ; 

And in sin did my mother conceive me. 

6 Behold thou desirest truth in the inward parts: 

And in the hidden part thou shalt make me to Jcnow wisdom. 

7 Purge mo with hyssop, and I shall be clean : 

Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 

8 Make me to hear joy and gladness; 

That the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. 

9 Hide thy face from my sins, 

And blot out all mine iniquities. 

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God ; 

And renew a right spirit within me. 

11 Cast me not away from thy presence ; 

And take not thy Holy Spirit from me. 

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation ; 

And uphold me with thy free Spirit. 

13 Then will I teach transgressors thy w r ays ; 

And sinners shall be converted unto thee. 

14 Deliver me from blood guiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation ; 

And my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. 

15 O Lord, open thou my lips ; 

And my mouth shall sheio forth thy praise. 

16 For thou desirest not sacrifice ; else would I give it : 

Thou delightest not in burnt offering. 

1 7 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit : 

A broken and a contrite heart, God, thou wilt not despise. 

18 Do good in thy good pleasure unto Zion : 

Build thou the walls of Jerusalem. 

19 Then shalt thou be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt 

offering and whole burnt offering. ■* 

Then shall they offer bullocks upon thine altar. 







Psalm CXXX. 

UT of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord. 
2 Lord, hear my voice: 
Let thine ears be attentive 

To the voice of my supplications. 



LESSON 15: 27 

8 If thou, Lord, Bhouldest mark iniquities, 

Lord, who shall stand f 

4 But there is forgiveness with thee, 

That thou mayest be feared, 

5 I wait for the Loud, my soul doth wait, 

And in his word do I hope. 

6 My soul waiteth for the Loud, more than they that watch for the morning: 

I say, more than they that loofah for the morning. 

7 Let Israel hope in the Lord : for with the Lord there is mercy, 

Andtoith him is plenteous redemption. 

8 And he shall redeem Israel 

From cdl his iniquities. 

LESSON 15. 

Psalm LV. 
ri IYE ear to my prayer, God ; 
*-" And hide not thyself from my supplication. 

2 Attend unto me and hear me : 

1 mourn in my complaint, and make a noise ; 

3 Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked : 

For they east iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me. 

4 My heart is sore pained within me: 

And the terrors of death are fallen upon me. 

5 Fearfulness rind trembling are come upon me, 

And horror hath overwhelmed me. 

6 And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove ! 

For then would I fly away, and be at rest. 

7 Lo, then would I wander far off, 

And remain in the wilderness. 

8 I would hasten my escape, 

From the windy storm and tempest. 

9 Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues : 

For I have seen violence and strife in the city. 

10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: 

Mischief also, and sorrow are in the midst of it. 

11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: 

Deceit and guile depart not from her streets. 

12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me ; then could 1 have borne it : 

j Neither was it he that hated rm thai did magnify himself against me ; 
( Then I would have hid myself from him: 



28 THE PSALTER. 

13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. 

14 ( We took sweet counsel together, 

\ And icalked unto the house of God in company. 

15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: 

For wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them. 

1 6 As for me, I will call upon God ; 

And the Lord shall save me. 
11 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud : 
And he shall hear my voice. 

18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: 

For there were many with me. 

19 God shall hear, and afflict them, 

Even he that abideth of old. 
Because they have no changes, 
Therefore they fear not God. 

20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: 

He hath broken his covenant. 

21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart 

His loords icere softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords. 

22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee : 

He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. 

23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: 

^Bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days ; 

BUT I WILL TRFST IN THEE. 



LESSON 16. 
Psalm LXI. 

HEAR my cry, O God ; 
Attend unto my prayer. 

2 From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed 

Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. 

3 For thou hast been a shelter for me, 

And a strong tower from the enemy. 

4 I will abide in thy tabernacle for ever : 

I will trust in the covert of thy icings. 

5 For thou, O God, hast heard my vows: 

Thou hast given me the heritage of those that fear thy name, 

6 Thou wilt prolong the king's life : 

And his years as many generations. 



LESSON 16. 29 

7 He shall abide before God for ever : 

Oh prepare mercy a?id truth, which may preserve him, 

8 So will I sing praise unto thy name for ever, 

That I may daily perform my vows. 

Psalm LXIL 

rpRULY my soul waiteth upon God : 
-*- From him cometh my salvation, 

2 Pie only is my rock and my salvation ; 

lie is my defence; I shall not be greatly moved. 

3 How long will ye imagine mischief against a man ? ye shall be slain all of you ; 

As a bowing wall shall ye be, and as a tottering fence. 

4 They only consult to cast him down from his excellency : they delight in lies : 

They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. 

5 My soul, wait thou only upon God; 

For my expectation is from him. 

6 lie only is my rock and my salvation : 

lie is my defence ; I shall not be moved. 

7 In God is my salvation and my glory : 

The rock of my strength., and my refuge, is in God. 

8 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him ■ 

God is a refuge for us. 

9 Surely men of low degree are vanity, and men of high degree are a lie : 

To be laid in the balance, they are altogether lighter than vanity, 

10 Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: 

If riches increase, set not your heart upon them, 

1 1 God hath spoken once ; twice have I heard this; 

That power belongeth unto God. 

12 Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy: 

For thou renderest to every man according to his work. 



Psalm LXII1. 

OGOD, thou art my God ; early will I seek thee : my soul thirsteth for thoo, 
Jfyjlesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is ; 

2 To see thy power and thy glory, 

iSo as I have seen thee in the sanctuary. 

3 Because thy lovingkindness is better than life, 

My lips sJi all praise thee. 



30 THE PSALTER. 

4 Thus will I bless thee while I live: 

I will lift up my hands in thy name. 

5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness ; 

And my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lip>s: 

6 When I remember thee upon my bed, 

And meditate on thee in the night watches, 

7 Because thou hast been my help, 

Therefore in the shadow of thy xoings will I rejoice, 

8 My soul followeth hard after thee : 

Thy right hand upholdeth me. 
But those that seek my soul to destroy it, 
Shall go into the lower parts of the earth. 

10 They shall fall by the sword : 

They shall be a portion for foxes. 

1 1 But the king shall rejoice in God ; every one that sweareth by him shall glory 

But the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped. 

LESSON 17. 

Psalm LXIV. 

TTEAR my voice, O God, in my prayer : 

•*--*- Preserve my life from fear of the enemy. 

2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked ; 

From the insurrection of the workers of iniquity : 

3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, 

And bend their botes to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: 

4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect : 

Suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. 
5 i They encourage themselves in an evil matter; 
( They commune of laying snares privily ; 
They say, Who shall see them f 

6 They search out iniquities; they accomplish a diligent search: 

Both the inward thought of every one of them, mid the heart is dee}). 

7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; 

Suddenly shall they be wounded. 

8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall upon themselves 

All that see them shall flee away. 

9 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God ; 

For they shall wisely consider of his doing. 
10 The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and shall trust in him; 
And all the upright in heart shall glory. 



LESSON 18. 31 



Psalm LXV. 



PRAISE waiteth for thee, O God, in Zion : 
And lotto thee shall the vow be performed. 
2 O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come. 
.3 j Iniquities prevail against me : 

\ As for our transgressio?is, thou s halt purge them away. 

4 Blessed is the man whom thou choosest, and causest to approach unto thee, 

that he may dwell in thy courts : 
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house, even of thy holy temple. 

5 By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; 

Who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are 
afar off upon the sea. 

6 Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains ; being girded with power : 

7 j Which stilleth the noise of the seas, the noise of their waves, 
\ And the tumult of the people. 

8 They also that dwell in the uttermost parts are afraid at thy tokens^ 

Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice. 

9 Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it : 

Thou greatly enrichest it, 
With the river of God, which is full of water : 

Thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it. 

10 Thou waterest the ridges thereof abundantly, thou settlest the furrows thereof- 

Tfiou makest it soft with showers, thou blessest the springing thereof. 

11 Thou crowriest the year with thy goodness ; 

And thy paths drop fat new. 

12 They drop upon the pastures of the wilderness: 

And the little hills rejoice o?i every side. 

13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; 

j The valleys also are covered over with corn ; 
\ They shout for joy, they also sing. 

LESSON 18 

PSAT.M LXVI. 

A TAKE a joyful noise unto God, all ye lands : 
L *-2 Sing forth the honor of his name: make his praise glorious. 
8 Say unto God, How terrible art thou in thy works ! 

Tlirough the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves 
unto thee. 



32 THE PSALTER. 

4 All the earth shall worship thee, and shall sing unto thee; 

They shall sing to thy name. 

5 Come and see the works of God : 

He is terrible in his doing toward the children of men. , 

6 He turned the sea into dry land : they went through the flood on foot 

There did we rejoice in him. 

7 He ruleth by his power forever ; his eyes behold the nations : 

Let not the rebellious exalt themselves. 

8 Oh bless our God, ye people, 

And make the voice of his praise to be heard: 

9 Which holdeth our soul in life, 

And suffereth not our feet to be moved. 

10 For thou, O God, hast proved us : 

Thou hast tried us as silver is tried. 

11 Thou broughtest us into the net ; 

Thou laidst affliction upon our loins, 

12 f Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads ; 
( We went through fire and through water : 

But thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place. 

13 I will go into thy house with burnt offerings : 

I will pay thee my vows, 

14 Which my lips have uttered, 

And my mouth hath spoken, when I xoas in trouble, 
15(1 will offer unto thee burnt sacrifices of fatlings, 
I With the incense of rams : 
Iioill offer bullocks with goats. 

16 Come and hear, all ye that fear God, 

And I will declare what he hath done for my souk 

17 I cried unto him with my mouth, 

And he was extolled with my tongue. 

18 If I regard iniquity in my heart, 

The Lord will not hear me: 

19 But verily God hath heard me ; 

Tie hath attended to the voice of my prayer. 

20 Blessed be God, which hath not turned away my prayer, 

Nor his mercy from me. 



LESS0N19 33 



Psalm LXVII. 



piOD be merciful unto us, and bless us : 
^ And cause his face to shine upon us ; 
4 2 That thy way may be known upon earth, 
Thy saving hewlth amour/ all nations. 
c Let the people praise thee, O God ; 
Ltt all the people praise thee. 

4 j Oh let the nations be glad and sing for joy : 
I For thou sbalt judge the people righteously, 

And govern the ?iations vpon earth. 

5 Let the people praise thee, O God, ♦ 

Ltt all the p>cvple praise thee. 

6 Then shall the earth yield her increase ; 

And God, even our own God, shall bless us. 

7 God shall bless us; 

And all the ends of the earth shall fear htm. 

LESSON 19. 
Psalm LXVIII. 

LET God arise, let his enemies be scattered : 
Let them also that hate him flee before him. 

2 As smoke is driven away, so drive them away : 

SAs wax melteth before the fire, 
So let the wicked 2?erish,at the presence of God. 

3 But let the righteous be glad ; let them rejoice before God: 

Yea, let them exceedingly rejoice. 

4 ( Sing unto God, sing praises to his name : 
( Extol him that rideth upon the heavens, 

By his name JAII, and rejoice before him. 

5 A father of the fatherless, and a judge of the widows, 

Is God in his holy habitation. 

6 j God setteth the solitary in families : 

( He bringeth out those which are bound with chains: 
But the rebellious dwell in a dry bind. 

8 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, 

When thou didst march through the xoilderness ; 
8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God; 

Even Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Tsracl. 



84 THE PSALTER. 

9 Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, 

Whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it teas weary, 

10 Thy congregation hath dwelt therein : 

Thou, God^ hast prepared of thy goodness for the poor. 

11 The Lord gave the word : 

Great was the company of those that published it. 

12 Kings of armies did flee apace: 

And she that tarried at home divided the spoil. 

13 j Though ye have lain among the pots, 

( Yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, 
And her feathers with yellow gold. 

14 When the Almighty scattered kings in it, 

It was white as snow in Salmon. 

15 The hill of God is as the hill of Bashan ; 

A high hill, as the hill of Bashan. 

16 Why leap ye, ye high hills ? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; 

Yea, the Lord will dwell in it for ever. 
11 Tne chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of angels : 
The Lord is among them<> as in Sinai, in the holy place. 

18 ( Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive : 
( Thou hast received gifts for men ; 

Yea, for the rebellious also, that the Lord God might dwell among thenu 

19 Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, 

Even the God of our salvation. 

20 He that is our God is the God of Salvation ; 

And unto God the Lord belong the issues from death. 

21 But God shall wound the head of his enemies, 

And the hairy scalp of such a one as goeth on still in his trespasses. 

22 The Lord said, I will bring again from Bashan, 

Twill bring my people again from the depths of the sea : 

23 That thy foot may be dipped in the blood of thine enemies, 

And the tongue of thy dogs in the same. 

24 They have seen thy goings, O God : 

Even the goings of my God, my King, in the sanctuary. 

25 The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after : 

Among them were the damsels playing with timbrels. 

26 Bless ye God in the congregations, 

Even the Lord, from the fou?itain of Israel. 

27 ( There is little Benjamin with their ruler, 
( The princes of Judah and their council, 

The princes of Zebulun, and the princes of Naphtali. 



LESSON 20. 35 

26 Thy God hath commanded thy strength : 

Strengthen, God, that which thou hast wrought for us, 

29 Because of thy temple at Jerusalem 

Shall kings bring presents unto thee. 

30 ( Rebuke the company of spearmen, the multitude of the bulls, with the 
< calves of the people, 

( Till every one submit himself with pieces of silver : 
S titer thou the people that delight in war. 

31 Princes shall come out of Egypt; 

Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her Jiands unto God. 

32 Sing unto God, ye kingdoms of the earth ; 

Oh sing i^raises unto the Lord ; 

33 To him that rideth upon the heavens of heavens, which were of old ; 

Lo, he doth send out his voice, and that a mighty voice. 

34 Ascribe ye strength unto God : 

His excellency is over Israel, and his strength is in the clouels. 

35 O God, thou art terrible out of thy holy places : 

The God of Israel is he that giveth strength and power unto his people. 
Blessed be God. 



LESSON 2 0. 
Psalm LXXII 

piVE the kingthy judgments, O God, 

^ And thy righteousness unto the king's son. 

2 lie shall judge thy people with righteousness, 

And thy poor with judgment. 

3 The mountains shall bring peace to the people, 

And the little hills, by righteousness. 

4 He shall judge the poor of the people, 

He shall save the children of the needy, and shcdl break in pieces the 
oppressor. 

5 They shall fear the as long as the sun and moon endure, 

Throughout all generations. 

6 lie shall come down like rain upon the mown grass: 

As ■ ' ■ rs that water the earth. 

7 In his days shall the righteous flourish ; 

And abundance of peace so long as the moon endureth. 
5 He shall have dominion also from sea to I 

And from the ri>:< r unto the ends of the earth. 



36 THE PSALTER. 

9 They that dwell in the wilderness shall bow before him ; 
And his enemies s7iall lick the dust. 

10 The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents: 

The kings of $heba and Seba shall offer gifts. 

1 1 Yea, all kings shall fall down before him : • 

* All nations shall serve him. 
] 2 For he shall deliver the needy when he crieth ; 
The poor also, and him that hath no helper. 

13 He shall spare the poor and needy, 

And shall save the souls of the needy. 

14 He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: 

And precious shall their blood be in his sight. 

15 And he shall live, and to him shall be given of the gold of Sheba: 

Prayer also shall be made for him continually ; and daily shall he be 
praised. 

16 j There shall be a handful of corn in the earth upon the top of the mountains : 
( The fruit thereof shall shake like Lebanon : 

And they of the city shall flourish Wee grass of the earth. 
' 7 j His name shall endure for ever : 

( His name shall be continued as long as the sun : 

And men shall be blessed in him : all nations shall call him blessed. 

18 Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, 

Who only doeth wondrous things. 

19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: 

And let the whole earth be filled with his glory. 
Amen, and Amen. 

Psalm LXXYI. 

TN Judah is God known : 

-*■ His name is great in Israel. 

2 In Salem also is his tabernacle, 

And his dwelling-place in Zion. 

3 There brake he the arrows of the bow, 

The shield, and the sword, and the battle. 

4 j Thou art more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey. 

5 ( The stouthearted are spoiled, 

j Tfiey have slept their sleep : 

{ And none of the men of might have found their hands. 
At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, 

Hoth the chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep. 



LESS0N21 37 

* Thou, even thou, art to be feared : 

And who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry? 

8 Thou didst cause judgment to be heard from heaven ; 

The earth feared, and was still, 

9 When God arose to judgment, 

To save all the meek of the earth. 

10 Surely the wrath of man shall praise thee: 

The remainder of wrath shall thou restrain. 

11 Vow, and pay unto the Lord your God: 

Let all that be round about him bring presents unto him that ougJU to be 
feared. 

12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: 

He is terrible to the kings of the earth. 



LESSON 21. 
Psalm LXXX. 

/"1IVE ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; 
^ Thou that dwellest between the cherubim, shine forth. 

2 Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh stir up thy strength, 

And come and save us. 

3 Turn us again, O God, 

And cause thy face to shine ; and we shall be saved. 

4 O Lord God of hosts, 

How long wilt thou be angry against the prayer of thy people? 

5 Thou feedest them with the bread of tears ; 

And givest them tears to drink in great measure. 

6 Thou makest us a strife unto our neighbours : 

And our enemies laugh among themselves. 

7 Turn us ngain, O God of hosts, 

And cause thy face to shine ; and ice shall be saved. 

8 Thou hast brought a vine out of Egypt : 

Thou hast cast out the heathen and planted it. 

9 Thou preparedst room before it, 

And didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land. 

10 The hills were covered with the shadow of it, 

And the boughs thereof were like live yoodly cedars. 

11 She sent out her boughs unto the sea, 

And her branches unto the river. 



38 THE PSALTER. 

12 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, 

jSo that all they which pass by the icay do pluck her ? 

13 The boar out of the wood doth waste it, 

And the wild beast of the field doth devour it. 
1 4 Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts : 

Look dozen from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine : 
15 And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, 

And the branch that thou inadest strong for thyself. 
10 It is burned with fire, it is cut down : 

They perish at the rebuke of thy countenance. 

1 7 Let thy hand be upon the man of thy right hand, 

Upon the son of man whom thou madest strong for thyself. 

18 So will not we go back from thee : 

Quicken us, and we loill call upon thy name. 

19 Turn us again, O Lord God of hosts, 

Cause thy face to shine ; and toe shall be saved. 

Psalm LXXXI. 

OING aloud unto God our strength ; 

^ Make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob. 

2 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, 

The pleasant harp with the psaltery. 

3 Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, 

In the time appointed, on our solemn feast day. 

4 For this was a statute for Israel, 

And a law of the God of Jacob. 

5 ( This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, 

( When he went out through the land of Egypt : 
W here I heard a language that I understood not. 

6 I removed his shoulder from the burden : 

His hands were delivered from the pots. 

7 Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee ; 

j I answered thee in the secret place of thunder : 
\ I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. 

8 Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee : 

Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me ; 

9 There shall no strange God be in thee : 

Neither shalt thou worship any strange God. 
10 I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land o£ Egypt 
Open thy mouth wide, and I tc ill fill it. 



LESSON 22. 39 

11 But my people would not hearken to my voice ; 

And Israel would none of me. 

12 So I gave them up unto their own hearts' lust: 

And they walked in their own counsels. 

13 Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, 

And Israel had walked in my ways ! 

14 I should soon have subdued their enemies, 

And turned my hand against their adversaries. 

15 The haters of the Lord should have submitted themselves unto him: 

But their time should have endured for ever. 

16 He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat : 

And with honey out of the roclc should I have satisfied t/iee. 



LESSON 22. 

Psalm LXXXIV. 

HOW amiable are thy tabernacles, 
Lord of hosts ! 

2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord . 

Jfy heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God. 

3 Yea, the sparrow hath found a house, 

And the swallow a nest for herself where she may lay Iter young. 
Even thine altars, O Lord of hosts, 
My King and my God. 

4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house : 

They will be still praising thee. 

5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee ; 

In whose heart are the ways of them, 

6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well: 

The rain cdso fllleth the pools. 

7 They go from strength to strength, 

Every one of them in Zion appeareth before God. 

8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer : 

Give ear, God of Jacob. 

9 Behold, O God our shield, 

And look npon the face of thine anointed. 
10 For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. 

il had rather be. a doorkeeper in the house of my God, 
TJian to dwell in the tents of wickedness. 



40 THE PSALTER. 

11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield : the Lord will give grace and glory 

JVb good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. 

12 O Lord of hosts, 

Blessed is the man that trusteth in thee. 



Psalm LXXXV. 

T ORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land : 
*^ Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. 

2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people ; 

Thou hast covered all their sin. 

3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath : 

Thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger. 

4 Turn us, O God of our salvation, 

And cause thine anger toward us to cease. 

5 Wilt thou be angry with us for ever ? 

Wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations ? 

6 Wilt thou not revive us again : 

That thy people may rejoice in thee? 

7 Shew us thy mercy, O.Lord, 

And grant us thy salvation. 

8 j I will hear what God the Lord will speak: 

1 For he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints • 
But let them not turn again to folly. 

9 Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him ; 

That glory may dwell in our land. 

10 Mercy and truth are met together; 

Righteousness and peace have kissed each other. 

11 Truth shall spring out of the earth ; 

And righteousness shall look down from heaven. 

1 2 Yea, the Lord shall give that which is good ; 

And our land shall yield her increase. 

13 Righteousness shall go before him ; 

And shall set us in the way of his steps* 



LESSON 23: 41 

LESSON 23 
Psalm LXXXVI. 

DOW down thine ear, O Lord, hear me: 
*-* For I am poor and needy. 

2 Preserve my soul ; for I am holy : 

thou my God, save thy servant that trusteth in thee. 

3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: 

For I cry unto thee daily. 

4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant : 

For unto thee, Lord, do I lift up my soul. 

5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; 

And plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee, 

6 Give ear, O Lord, unto my prayer; 

And attend to the voice of my supplications. 
*l In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee : 
For thou wilt answer me. 

8 Among the Gods there is none like unto thee, O Lord; 

Neither are there any works like unto thy works. 

9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, Lord ; 

And shall glorify thy name. 
10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things : 

TJtou art God alone. 
\\ Teach me thy way, O Lord; I will walk in thy truth. 

Unite my heart to fear thy name. 

12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: 

And I will glorify thy name for evermore. 

13 For great is thy mercy toward me: 

And thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. 



14(0 God, the proud are risen against me, 
( And the a 



assemblies of violent men have sought after my soul; 
And have not set t/iee before them. 

15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious, 

Loiigsuffa'ing, and plenteous in mercy and truth. 

16 Oh turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; 

Give thy strength unto thy servant, and save the so?i of thine handmaid. 



17 $ Shew me a token for good ; 
I That they whi 



eh hate me may see it, and be ashamed: 
Mecausc thou, Lord, hast holpen me, and comforted me. 



42 THE PSALTER 



Psalm LXXXVII. 



j TTIS foundation is in the holy mountains. 

1 " 2 The Lord loveth the gates of Zion, 

More than all the dwellings of Jacob. 

3 Glorious things are spoken of thee, 

city of God. 

4 I will make mention of Rabat) and Babylon to them that know me : 

Behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia ; this man was born there* 

5 And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: 

And the Highest himself shall establish her. 

6 The Loud shall count, when he writeth up the people, 

That this man was born there. 

7 As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there : 

All my springs are in thee. 

LESSON 24. 
Psalm LXXXIX, 1-34, 

T WILL sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: 

J- With my mouth will I make known thy faithfidness to all generations. 

2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: 

Thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens. 

3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, 

I have sivorn unto David my servant, 

4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, 

And build up thy throne to all generations. 

5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord: 

Thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints. 

6 For who iu the heavens can be compared unto the Lord ? 

Who among the so?is of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord? 
V God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, 

And to be had in reverence of all them that are about him. 

8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee ? 

Or to thy faithfulness round about thee f 
Thou rulest the raging of the sea : 

When the leaves thereof arise, thou stillest them. 
10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; 

T/tou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm. 



LESSON 24. 43 

11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: 

As for the world and (he fulness thereof thou hast founded them, 

12 The north and the south, thou hast created them: 

Tabor and Ilermon shall rejoice in thy name, 

13 Thou hast a mighty arm : 

Strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand. 

14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne : 

Mercy and truth shall go before thy face. 

15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound : 

They shall walk, Loud, in the light of thy countenanoe. 

16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day : 

And in thy righteousness shall they be exalted. 

17 For thou art the glory of their strength : 

And in thy favour our horn shall be exalted. 

18 For the Lord is our defence ; 

And the Holy One of Israel is our k'mg. 

19 ( Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, 
( I have laid help upon one that is mighty ; 

I have exalted one chosen out of the people, 

20 I have found David my servant ; 

With my holy oil have I anointed him: 

21 With whom my hand shall be established: 

Mine arm also shall strengthen him. 

22 The enemy shall not exact upon him : 

Nor the son of icickedness afflict him. 

23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, 

And plague them that hate him. 

24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him : 

And in my name shall his horn be exalted, 

25 I will set his hand also in the sea, 

And his right hand in the rivers. 
2G He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, 
J/y God, and the rock of my salvation. 
\lso I will make him my firstborn, 
Higher than the kings of the earth. 

28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, 

And my covenant shall stand fast with him* 

29 His Beed also will I make to endure for ever, 

And his throne as the days of heaven. 

30 If his children forsake my law, 

And walk not in my judgments ; 



44 THE PSALTER. 

31 If they break my statutes, 

And keep not my commandments ; 

32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, 

And their iniquity with stripes. 

33 Nevertheless my- lovingkindness will Lnot utterly take from him, 

Nor suffer my faithfulness to fail. 

34 My covenant will I not break, 

Nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. 



LESSON 2 5. 

Psalm XC. 

[" ORD, thou hast been our dwelling place, 
*~* In all generations. 

2 < Before the mountains were brought forth, 

I Or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, 
Even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. 

3 Thou turnest man to destruction ; 

And sayest, Return, ye children of men. 

4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past 

And as a watch in the night. 

5 Thou earliest them away as with a flood ; they are as a sleep : 

In the morning they are like grass which groweth up / 

6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up ; 

In the evening it is cut down, and loithereth. 

7 For we are consumed by thine anger, 

And by thy wrath we are troubled. 

8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, 

Our secret sins in the light of thy countenance. 

9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath : 

We spend our years as a tale that is told. 
10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten : 

And if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, 
Yet is their strength labour and sorrow ; 

lor it is soon cut off, and we fly away. 
) 1 Who knoweth the power of thine anger ? 

Even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath. 
12 So teach us to number our days, 

That ioe may apply our hearts unto wisdom. 



LESSON 25. 45 

13 Return, O Lord, how Jong? 

And let it repent thee concerning thy servants. 

14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy: 

That we may rejoice and be glad all our days. 

15 .Make us glad according to the clays wherein thou hast afflicted us, 

And the years wherein /re have seen evil. 
10 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, 

And thy '/lory u?ito their children. 
17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us : 

And establish thou the work of our hands vpon its ; 
Yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. 



Psalm XCI. 

TTE that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High 
Ax Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. 

2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: 

My (rod ; in him will I trust. 

3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, 

And from the noisome pestilence. 

4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust 

His truth shall be thy shield and buckler. 

5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; 

Nor for the arrow that flieth by day ; 
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness : 
Nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. 

7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; 

But it shod not come nigh thee. 

8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold, 

And see the r> ward of the wick' d. 

9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, 

Era, the Most High, thy habitation; 

10 There shall no evil befall thee, 

Neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling. 

11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, 

To keep thee in all thy ways. 

12 The\ sh:J. bear thee up in their hands, 

Les* thou dash thy foot against a stone. 

13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder : 

T7te young Ho?), and the dragon, shalt thou trample under feet. 



46 THE PSALTER. 

14 Because lie hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: 

1 will set him on high, because he hath known my name. 

15 He shall )all upon me, and I will answer him : I will be with him in trouble 

I trill deliver him and honor him, 

16 With long life will I satisfy him, 

And shew him my salvation. 

LESSON 26. 
Psalm XCV. 

fXFL come, let us sing unto the Lord : 

^ Let us make a joyful noise to the Hock of our Salvation. 

2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, 

And make a joyful noise unto him tcith psalms. 

3 For the Lord is a great God, 

And a great King above all gods. 

4 In his hand are the deep places of the earth : 

The strength of the hills is his also. 

5 The sea is his, and he made it : 

And his hands formed. the dry land. 

6 Oh come let us worship and bow down : 

Let us kneel before the Lord our maker. 

7 For he is our God ; 

And we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand. 

8 ( To day if ye will hear his voice, 

( Harden not your heart, as in the provocation, 

And as in the day of temptation in the wilderness : 

9 When your fathers tempted rue, 

Proved me, and saw my icork. 

10 j Forty years long was I grieved with this generation, 
( And said, It is a people that do err in their heart, 

And they have not knoion my tuays : 

11 Unto whom I s ware in my wrath 

That they should not enter into my rest. 



Psalm XCVI. 







H sing unto the Lord a new sons: : 



Sing unto the Lord, all the earth, 
2 Sing unto the Lord, bless his name ; 

Shew forth his salvation from day to day. 



LESSON 2 7. 47 

3 Declare his glory among the heathen, 

His wonders among all people. 

4 For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised : 

He is to be feared above all gods. 

5 For all the gods of the nations are idols : 

But the Lord made the heavens. 

6 Honor and majesty are before him : 

/Strength and beaut}/ are in his sanctuary. 

7 Give unto the Lord, O ye kindreds of the people, 

Give unto the Lord glory and strength. 

8 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name : 

Bring an offering, and come into his courts. 
Oh worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness : 
rear before him, all the earth. 

10 j Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth : 

( The world also shall be established that it shall not be moved : 
He shall judge the people righteously. 

1 1 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad ; 

Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof. 

12 Let the Held be joyful, and all that is therein : 

Then shall all the trees of the xoood rejoice, 

13 Before the Lord: for he cometh, 

For he cometh to judge the earth : 
He shall judgs the world with righteousness, 
And the people with his truth. 



LESSON 27. 
Psalm XCVII. 

rpHE Lord reigneth ; let the earih rejoice ; 
•*- Let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. 

2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: 

Righteousness a) id judgment are the habitation of his throne. 

3 A fire goeth before him, 

And hum- tli up his enemies round aboiti. 
\ His lightnings enlightened the world : 

The earth nan-, and. trembli d. 
5 The hills melted like wax at the presence of the Lord, 

At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth. 



48 THE PSALTER. 

6 The heavens declare his righteousness, 

And all the people see his glory. 

7 <i Confounded be all they that serve graven images, 
( That boast themselves of idols : 

Worship him, all ye gods. 

8 Zion heard, and was glad ; and the daughters of Judah rejoiced, 

Because of thy judgments, Lord. 

9 For thou, Lord, art high above all the earth : 

Thou art exalted far above all gods. 

10 Ye that love the Lord, hate evil : he preserveth the souls of his saints ; 

He delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked, 

11 Light is sown for the righteous, 

And gladness for the upright in heart. 

12 Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous ; 

And give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. 



Psalm XCVIII. 

AH sing unto the Lord a new song; for he hath done marvellous things : 
^ His right hand and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory. 

2 The Lord hath made known his salvation : 

His righteousness hath he openly shewed in the sight of the heathen. 

3 He hath remembeied his mercy and his truth toward the house of Israel: 

All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God. 

4 Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth : 

Make a loud noise, and rejoice, and sing praise. 

5 Sing unto the Lord with the harp ; 

With the harp, and the voice of a psalm. 

6 With trumpets, and sound of cornet, 

Make a joyful noise before the Lord, the King. 

7 Let the sea roar, and the fulness thereof; 

The world, and they that dwell therein. 

8 Let the floods clap their hands.: 

Let the hills be joyful together, 

9 Before the Lord ; for he cometh to judge the earth ; 

With righteousness shall he judge the zoorld, and the people with equity. 



LESSON 28 49 

LESSON 28. 

Psalm XCIII. 

rTIIIE Lord reigneth, 

•*■ He is clothed with majesty ; 

The Lord is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself. 
The world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved. 

2 Thy throne is established of old : 

Thou art from everlasting. 

3 The floods have lifted up, O Lord, the floods have lifted up their voice. 

The floods lift up their waves. 

4 The Lord on high is mightier than the noise of many waters, 

Tea, than the mighty waves of the sea. 

5 Thy testimonies are very sure : 

Holiness becometh thine house, Lord, for ever. 

Psalm XCIX. 

fTlHE Lord reigneth ; let the people tremble : 

-*- He sitteth between the cherubim ; let the earth be moved, 

2 The Lord is great in Zion ; 

And he is high above all the people. 

3 Let them praise thy great and terrible name ; 

For it is holy. 

4 The king's strength also loveth judgment ; thou dost establish equity, 

Thou executest judgment and righteousness in Jacob. 

5 Exalt ye the Lord our God, 

And worship at his footstool ; for lie is holy. 

6 j Moses and Aaron among his priests, 

( And Samuel among them that call upon his name ; 
They called upon the Lord, and lie answered them. 

7 He spake unto them in the cloudy pillar : 

They kept his testimonies, and the ordinance that he gave them. 

8 Thou answeredst them, O Lord our God : 

$ Thou wast a God that forgavest them, 

( Though thou tookest vengeance of their inventions, 

9 Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy hill ; 

For the Lord our God is holy. 



50 THE PSALTER. 



M 



Psalm C. 

AKE a joyful noise unto the Lord, all ye lands. 

2 Serve the Lord with gladness: come before his presence with singing. 

3 j Know ye that the Lord he is God : 

( It is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves ; 
~We are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. 

4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: 

Be thankful unto him, and bless his name. 

5 For the Lord is good ; his mercy is everlasting ; 

And his truth endureth to all generations. 



LESSON 29 
Psalm CII. 



F 



AR my prayer, O Lord, 
And let my cry come unto thee. 



2 j Hide not thy nice from me 

( In the day when I am in trouble ; incline thine ear unto me : 
In the day when I call answer me speedily. 

3 For my days are consumed like smoke, 

And my bones are burned as a hearth. 

4 My heart is smitten, and withered like grass ; 

So that I forget to eat my bread. 

5 j By reason of the voice of my groaning my bones cleave to my skin. 
c ( I am like a pelican of the wilderness : 

I am like an owl of the desert. 
Y j I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the housetop. 

8 ( Mine enemies reproach me all the day ; 

And they that are mad against me are sworn against mc 

9 For I have eaten ashes like bread, 

And mingled my drink with weeping. 

10 Because of thine indignation and thy wrath : 

For thou hast lifted me up, and cast one down. 

1 1 My days are like a shadow that declineth : 

And I am withered like grass. 

12 But thou, O Lord, shalt endure for ever ; 

And t/rg remembrance unto all generations. 



LESSON 30. 51 

13 Thou shall arise, and have mercy upon Zion : 

Fbr the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come. 
H For thy servants take pleasure in her stones, 

Am! favour the dust thereof. 
15 So tin 1 heathen shall fear the name of the Lord, 

And all the kings of the earth thy glory. 
10 When the Lord shall build up Zion, 

He shall appear in his glory. 
IT He will regard the prayer of the destitute, 

And not despise their prayer. 

18 This shall be written for the generation to come, 

4 1 id the people which shall be created shall praise the Lord. 

19 For he hath looked down from the height of his sanctuary; 

From heaven did the Lord beholel the earth J 

20 To hear the groaning of the prisoner ; 

To loose those that are appointed to death/ 
'21 To declare the name of the Lord in Zion, 
And his praise in Jerusalem ; 

22 When the people are gathered together, 

And the kingdoms, to serve the Lord. 

23 He weakened my strength in the way; 

lie shortened my days. 

24 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: 

Thy year* are throughout all generations. 
C5 Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth : 

And tl is are the work of thy hands, ♦ 

26 They shall perish, but thou shalt endure: 

. all of them sliatt wax oil like a garment / 
As a vesture Bhalt thou change them, and they shall be changed: 

27 But thou art the same, and thy y ars shall hive no end. 

28 The children of thy servants shall continue, 

And their seed shall be established before thee. 

LESSON 30. 

p u cm. 

TVLESS the Lord, O my soul : 
U And cdl that is within me, bl ss his holy name. 
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul, 

And forget not all his benefits.* 



52 THE PSALTER. 

8 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities ; 
Who healeth all thy diseases / 

4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction ; 

Who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies ; 

5 Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; 

So that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's. 

6 The Lord executeth righteousness, 

And judgment for all that are oppressed. 

7 He made known his ways unto Moses, 

His acts unto the children of Israel. 

8 The Lord is merciful and gracious, 

Sloio to anger and plenteous in mercy. 

9 He w r ill not always chide : 

Neither will he keep his anger for ever. 

10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins ; 

JVbr rewarded us according to our iniquities, 

11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, 

So great is his mercy toward them that fear him. 

1 2 As far as the east is from the west, 

So far hath he removed our transgressions from, us, 

13 Like as a father pitieth his children, 

So the hoiiB 2ntieth them that fear him,. 

14 For he knoweth our frame ; 

He rememoereth that we are dust. 

15 As for man, his days are as grass : 

As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. 

16 For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone ; 

And the place thereof shall know it no more. 

17 But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that 

fear him, 
And his righteousness unto children'' s children ; 

18 To such as keep his covenant, 

And to those that remember his commandments to do them. 

19 The Lord hath prepared his throne in the heavens ; 

And his kingdom ruleth over all. 

20 Bless the Lord, ye his angels, that excel in strength, 

That do his commandments, hearkening unto the voice of his word, 

21 Bless ye the Lord, all ye his hosts; 

Ye ministers of his, that do his pleasure. 

22 Bless the Lord, all his works in all places of his dominion : 

Bless the Lord, my soul. 



LESSON 31. 53 

LESSON 3 1. 
Psalm CIV. 

BLESS the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; 
Thou art clothed with honour and majesty. 

2 Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: 

TT7/0 stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: 

3 j Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: 
( Who maketh the clouds his chariot . 

Who walkcth upon the icings of the wind: 

4 Who maketh his angels spirits; 

Sis ministers a flaming fire: 

5 Who laid the foundations of the earth, 

That it should not be removed for ever. 

6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: 

The waters stood above the mountains. 

7 At thy rebuke they fled ; 

At the voice of thy thunder they hasted away, 

8 They go up by the mountains ; they go down by the valleys, 

Unto the place which thou hast founded for them. 
!> Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; 
T/tat they turn not again to cover the earth. 

10 lie sendeth the springs into the valleys, 

Which run among the hills. 

11 They give drink to every beast of the field : 

The icild asses quench their thirst. 

12 By them shall the fouls of the heaven have their habitation, 

Which sing among the branches. 

13 lie watereth the hills from his chambers: 

The earth is satisju d with the fruit of thy works. 

14 He canseth the grass to grow for the cattle, 

And herb for the service of man : 
That he may bring forth food out of the earth ; 
lo And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, 
Anl oil to make his face to shine, 

And bread which strengthened man's heart. 

16 The trees of the Lord are full of sap; 

The cedars of Lebanon, which lu i hath planted y 

17 Where the birds make their n< 

As for the stork, the fir trees are her house. 



54 THE PSALTER. 

18 The nigli hills are a refuge for the wild goats; 

And the rocks for the conies. 

19 He appointed the moon for seasons : 

The sun knoweth his going down. 

20 Thou makest darkness, and it is night: 

Wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. 

21 The young lions roar after their prey, 

And seek their meat from God. 

22 The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, 

And lag them down in their dens 

23 Man goeth forth unto his work 

And to his labour until the evening. 

24 O Loud, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all : 

The earth is full of thy riches. 

25 So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, 

Both small and great beasts. 

26 There go the ships : 

There is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein. 

27 These wait all upon thee; 

That thou mayest give them their meat in due season. 

28 That thou givest them they gather: 

Thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. 

29 Thou hid est thy face, they are troubled : 

Thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust, 

30 Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: 

And thou renewest the face of the earth. 

31 The glory of the Loud shall endure for ever: 

The Lord shall rejoice in his zoorks. 

32 He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: 

He toucheth the hills, and they smoke. 

33 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live : 

1 will sing praises to my God while I have my being. 

34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: 

Twill be glad in the Lord. 

35 Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, 

And let the wicked be no more. 
Bless thou the. Lord, O my soul. 
Praise ye the Lord. 



LESSON 3 2. 55 

LESSON 32. 
Psalm CV. 

/"Ul give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name ; 
^ Make known his deeds amour/ the people. 

2 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: 

Talk ye of all his wondrous works. 

3 Glory ye iir his holy name : 

Let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. 

4 Seek the Lord, and his strength : 

Seek his face evermore. 

5 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; 

Sis wonders, and the judgments of his mouth/ 

6 O ye seed of Abraham his servant, 

Ye children of Jacob his cJiosen. 

7 He is the Lord our God : 

His judgments are in all the earth. 
S He hath remembered his covenant for ever, 

The word which he commanded to a thousand generations. 
Which covenant he made with Abraham, 

And his oath unto Isaac y 

10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, 

A 7 to Israel for an everlasting covenant : 

11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, 

The lot of your inheritance : 

12 When they were but a few men in number; 

)'"/, v erg few, and strangers in it. 

13 When they went from one nation to another, 

I r rom one kingdom to another people y 

14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: 

Yea, lie reproved kings for their sakes y 

15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, 

And do my prophets no harm. 
10 Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: 
// brake the whole staff of bread. 

17 He sent a man before them, 

Even Joseph, who was sold for a servant : 

18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters 

He was laid i?i iron : 



56 THE PSALTER. 

19 Until the time that his word came : 

The word of the Lord tried him. 

20 The king sent and loosed him : 

JEoen the rider of the people, and let him go free* 

21 He made Lim lord of his house, 

And ruler of all his substance : 

22 To bind his princes at his pleasure ; 

And teach his senators wisdom. 

23 Israel also came into Egypt ; 

And Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham* 

24 And he increased his people greatly; 

And made them stronger than their enemies, 

25 He turned their heart to hate his people, 

To deal subtilely with his servants. 
2G He sent Moses, his servant ; 

And Aaron whom he had chosen. 
27 They shewed his signs among them, 

And wonders in the land of Ham. 
23 He sent darkness, and made it dark ; 

And tliey rebelled not against his word. 

29 He turned their waters into blood, 

And slew their fish. 

30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, 

In the chambers of their kings. 

31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, 

And lice in all their coasts. 

32 He gave them hail for rain, 

And flaming fire in their land. 

33 He smote their vines also, and their fig trees; 

And brake the trees of their coasts. 

34 He spake, and the locusts came, 

And caterpillars, and that without number, 

35 And did eat up all the herbs in their land, 

And devoured the fruit of their ground. 

36 He smote also all tie firstborn in their land, 

The chief of all their strength. 

37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: 

And there teas not one feeble person among their tribes, 

38 Egypt was glad when they departed : 

For the fear of them fell upon them. 



LESSON 88. ?! 



39 He spread a cloud for a covering ; 

A) id jive to give light in the night. 

40 The people asked, and lie brought quails, 

And satisfi d them with the bread of heaven, 

41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; 

They ran in the dry places like a river, 

42 For he remembered his holy promise, 

. I id Abraftam, his servant. 

43 And lie brought forth his people with joy, 

And his chosen with gladness : 

44 And gave them the lands of the heathen : 

And they inherited the labour of the people $ 

45 That they might observe his statutes, 

And keep his laws. 
Praise ye the Lord. 



LESSON 33. 
Psalm CVII. 

r\H give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good 
^ For his mercy endureth for ever. 

2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, 

Whom he hath redeemed from the hind of the enemy ; 

3 And gathered them out of the lands, 

From the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south. 

4 They wandered in the wilderness, in a solitary way ; 

They found no city to dwell in. 

5 Hungry and thirsty, 

Their sold fainted in them. 

6 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, 

And he delivered them out of their distresses. 

7 And he led them forth by the right way, 

That they might go to a city of habitation. 

8 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, 

And for his wonderful icorks to the children of men I 

9 For he satisfieth the longing soul, 

Andfilleth the hungry soul with goodness. 
10 Such a< sit in darkness and the shadow of death, 
Being bound in affliction and iron ; 



58 THE PSALTER. 

1 1 Because they rebelled against the words of God, 

And contemned the coimsel of the 3fost High : 

12 Therefore he brought down their heart with labour ; 

They fell down, and there was none to help. 

13 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, 

And he saved them out of their distresses. 

14 He brought them out of darkness, and the shadow of death, 

And brake their bands in sunder. 
16 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, 

And for his wonderful works to the children of men! 

16 For he hath broken the gates of brass, 

And cut the bars of iron in sunder. 

17 Fools, because of their transgression, 

And because of their iniquities, are afflicted. 

18 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; 

And they draw near unto the gates of death, 

19 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, 

And he saveth them out of their distresses. 

20 He sent his word, and healed them, 

And delivered them from their destructions. 

21 Oh that men would praise the Lord for his goodness, 

And for his wonderful works to the children of men T 

22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, 

And declare his works with rejoicing. 

23 They that go down to the sea in ships, 

That do business in great waters ; 

24 These see the works of the Lord, 

A nd his wonders in the deep. 

25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, 

Which lifteth up the leaves thereof 

26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths 

Their soul is melted because of trouble. 

27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, 

And are at their icWs end. 

28 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, 

And he bringeth them out of their distresses. 

29 He maketh the storm a calm, 

So that the loaves thereof are still. 

30 Then are they glad because they be quiet ; 

So he bringeth them unto their desired haven. 



LESSON 34. 9 69 

31 Oh that men would praise the Loud for his goodness, 

And for his iconderful icorks to the children of men ! 

32 Let them exalt him also in the congregation of the people, 

And praise him in the assembly of the elders. 

33 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, 

And the icatcrsprings into dry ground ; 

34 A fruitful land into barrenness, 

For the wickedness of them that dwell therein. 

35 He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, 

And the dry ground into xcatersprings. 

36 And there he maketh the hungry to dwell, 

TJiat they may prepare a city for habitation ; 

37 And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, 

Which may yield fruits of i)icrease. 

38 He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; 

And suffereth not their cattle to decrease. 

39 Again, they are minished and brought low, 

Through oppression, affliction, and sorroio. 

40 He poureth contempt upon princes, 

And causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where then is no way. 

41 Yet setteth he the poor on high from affliction, 

And maketh him families like a flock. 

42 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: 

And cdl iniquity shall stop her mouth. 

43 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, 

Even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the Lord. 

LESSON 34 
Psalm CXI. 

PRAISE ye the Lord. I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, 
In the assembly of the upright, and in the congregation, 

2 The works of the Lord are great, 

Sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. 

3 His work is honourable and glorious: 

And his righteousness endurethfor ever. 

4 He hath made his wonderful works to be remembered : 

The Lord is gracious and full of compassio?i. 

5 He bath given meat unto thein that fear him : 

He will ever be mindful of his covenant. 



60 THE PSALTER. 

6 He hath shewed his people the power of his works, 

That he may give them the heritage of the heathen, 
1 The works of his hands are verity and judgment; 

All his commandments are sure. 
6 They stand fast for ever and ever, 

And are done in truth and uprightness, 
9 j He sent redemption unto his people : 
( He hath commanded his covenant for ever : 
Holy and reverend is his name. 
10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: 

A good understanding have all they that do his commandments: 
His praise endureth for ever. 



Psalm CXIL 

T)RAISE ye the Lord. Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, 
-*- TJiat delighteth greatly in his commandments. 

2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth : 

TJie generation of the upright shall be blessed. 

3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house : 

And his righteousness endureth for ever. 

4 Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness : 

He is gracious, and full of compassion, a?id righteous, 

5 A good man sheweth favour, and lendeth ; 

He loill guide his affairs taith discretion. 

6 Surely he shall not be moved for ever : 

The righteous shall be in everlasting remembrance. 

7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings : 

His heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord. 
B His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, 

Until he see his desire upon his enemies. 
He hath dispersed, he hath given to the poor : 
His righteousness endureth for ever ; 

His horn shall be exalted with honour. 



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10 j The wicked shall see it, and be grieved ; 

( He shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away ; 
The desire of the icicked shall perish. 



LESSON 35. 61 



Psalm CXITI. 



HRAISE ye the Lord. Praise, O ye servants of the Lord, 
* Praise the name of the Lord. 

2 Blessed be the name of the Lord, 

From this time forth a) id for evermore. 

3 From the rising of the sun, unto the going down of the same, 

The Lord's name is to be praised. 

4 The Lord is high above all nations, 

And his glory above the heavens. 

5 Who is like unto the Lord our God, 

Who dicelleth on high, 
C Who humbleth himself to behold 

The things that are in heaven, and in the earth! 

7 He raiseth up the poor out of the dust, 

And lifteth the needy out of the dunghill y 

8 That he may set him with princes, 

Even icith the princes of his people. 

9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house, 

And to be a joyful mother of children. 
Praise ye the Lord. 

LESSON 35. 
Psalm CXIV. 

VyilEX Israel went out of Egypt, 
'" The house of Jacob from a people of strange language ; 

2 Judah was his sanctuary, 

And Israel his dominion. 

3 The sea saw it, and fled : 

Jordan 'teas driven back. 

4 The mountains skipped like rams, 

And the little hills like lambs. 

5 What ailed thee, O thou sea, that thou fleddest ? 

Thou Jordan, that thou icast driven back? 
C Ye mountains, that ye skipped like rams ; 

And ye little hills, like lamb* t 
7 Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, 

At the presence of the God of Jacob ; 



62 THE PSALTER 

8 Which turned the rock into a standing water, 
The flint into a fountain of waters. 



Psalm CXV. 

VTOT unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but unto thy name give glory, 
■*• ' For thy mercy, and for thy truttis sake. 

2 Wherefore should the heathen say, 

Where is now their God? 

3 But our God is in the heavens : 

He hath done whatsoever he hath pleased, 

4 Their idols are silver and gold, 

The' work of meiCs hands. 

5 They have mouths, but they speak not : 

Eyes have they, but they see not : 

6 They have ears, but they hear not : 

Noses have they, but they smell not : 
1 They have hands, but they handle not : 

Met have they, but they walk not : neither speak they through their throat. 

8 They that make them are like unto them ; 

So is every one that trusteth in them. 

9 O Israel, trust thou in the Lord : 

He is their help and their shield. 

10 O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord : 

lie is their help and their shield. 

11 Ye that fear the Lord, trust in the Lord : 

He is their help and their shield. 

12 < The Lord hath been mindful of us : he will bless us ; 
( He will bless the house of Israel ; 

He will bless the house of Aaron 
18 He will bless them that fear the Lord, 
Both small and great. 

14 The Lord shall increase you more and more, 

You and your children. 

15 Ye are blessed of the Lord 

Which made heaven and earth. 
1G The heaven, even the heavens, are the Lord's : 

But the earth hath he given to the children of men. 
1 7 The dead praise not the Lord, 

Neither any that go down into silence. 



LESSON 36. 08 



31 Bat we will bless the Lord, 

From this time forth, and for evermore. 
Praise the Lord. 



LESSON 36. 

Psalm CXVIII. 

All give thanks unto the Lord ; for he is good: 
^ Because his mercy cndureth for ever, 

2 Let Israel now say, 

TJiat his mercy endureth for ever. 

3 Let the house of Aaron now say, 

That his mercy endureth for ever, 

4 Let them now that fear the Lord say, 

Tfiat his mercy endureth for ever. 

5 I called upon the Lord in distress : 

The Lord answered me, and set me in a large place, 

6 The Lord is on my side ; I will not fear : 

What can man do unto me ? 

7 The Lord taketh my part with them that help me: 

Therefore shcdl I see my desire upon them that hate me, 

8 It is better to trust in the Lord 

TJian to put confidence in man. 

9 It is better to trust in the Lord 

TJian to put confidence in princes, 

10 All nalions compassed me about: 

But in the name of the Lord will I destroy them. 

1 1 They compassed me about ; yea, they compassed me about : 

But in the name of the Lokd I loill destroy them, 

12 $ They compassed me about like bees ; 

( They are quenched as the fire of thorns: 

For in the name of the Lord Iicill destroy them. 
Hi Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: 
But the Lord helped me. 

14 The Lord is my strength and song, 

And is become my salvation. 

15 The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tabernacles of the righteous 

Tlie rigid hand of the Lokd doeth valiantly. 

16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted : 

The right hand of the Lord doeth valiantly. 



G4 THE PSALTEB. 

17 1 shall not die, but live, 

And declare the works of the Lord. 

18 The Lord hath chastened me sore: 

But he hath not given me over unto death, 

19 Open to rae the gates of righteousness: 

I will go into them, and I icill praise the Lord: 

20 This gate of the Lord, 

Into which the righteous shall enter. 

21 I will praise thee : for thou hast heard me, 

And art become my salvation. 

22 The stone which the builders refused 

Is become the head stone of the corner, 

23 This is the Lord's doing ; 

It is marvellous in our eyes. 

24 This is the day which the Lord hath made; 

We will rejoice and be glad in it. 

25 Save now, I beseech thee, O Lord: 

Lord, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. 

26 Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the Lord : 

TPe have blessed you out of the house of the Lord. 
21 God is the Lord, which hath shewed us light : 

Bind the sacrifice with cords, even xinto the horns of the altar* 

28 Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: 

Thou art my God, I will exalt thee. 

29 Oh give thanks unto the Lord ; for he is good : 

For his mercy endureth for ever. 



LESSON 37. 
Psalm CXIX, 97-128. 

OH how love I thy law ! 
It is my meditation all the day. 

98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies 

For they are ever with me. 

99 I have more understanding than all my teachers : 

For thy testimonies are my meditation. 

100 I understand more than the ancients, 

Because I keep thy precepts. 

101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, 

TJiat I might keep thy icord. 



LESSON 37. 66 

102 I have not departed from thy judgments 

For thou hast taught me. 

103 How sweet are thy words unto my taste . 

37c/, sweeter than honey to my mouth. 

104 Through thy precepts I get understanding. 

Therefore I hate every false way. 

105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, 

And a light unto my path. 

106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, 

That Iicill keep thy righteous judgments. 

107 I am afflicted very much : 

Quicken me, O Lord, according unto thy word. 

108 Accept, I beseech thee, the free Will offerings of my mouth, O Loud, 

And teach me thy judgments. 

109 My soul is continually in my hand: 

Yet do I not forget thy law. 

110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: 

Yet I erred not from thy precepts. 

111 Thy testimonies have I taken as a heritage for ever: 

For they are the rejoicing of my heart. 

112 1 have inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes 

Ahcay, even wito the end. 

113 1 hate vain thoughts: 

But thy law do Hove. 

114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield : 

I hope in thy word. 

115 Depart from me, ye evil doers: 

For I icill keep the commandments of my God. 

116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: 

And let me not be ashamed of my hope. 

117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: 

And I will have respect unto thy statutes continually. 

118 Thou hast trodden down all them that err from thy statutes: 

For their deceit is falsehood. 

119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: 

Therefore I love thy testimonies. 

120 My flesh trembleth for fear of thee ; 

And I am afraid of thy judgments, 

121 I have done judgment and justice : 

Leave me not to mine oppressors. 



66 THE PSALTER. 

122 Be surety for thy servant for good : 

Bet not the proud oppress me. 

123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, 

And for the word of thy righteousness. 

124 Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, 

And teach me thy statutes. 

125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, 

That I may know thy testimonies. 

1 26 It is time for thee, Lord, to work : 

For they have made void thy laic. 

127 Therefore I love thy commandments 

Above gold ; yea, above fine gold. 

128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; 

And I hate every false way. 

LESSON 38. 
Psalm CXIX, 129-160. 

129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: 

Therefore doth my soul keep them. 

130 The entrance of thy words giveth light ; 

It giveth understanding unto the simple. 

131 I opened my mouth, and panted : 

For I longed for thy commandments. 

1 32 Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, 

As thou usest to do unto those that love thy name. 

133 Order my steps in thy word : 

And let not any iniquity have dominion over me. 

134 Deliver me from the oppression of man : 

So will I keep thy precepts. 

135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; 

And teach me thy statutes, 

136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, 

Because they keep not thy law. 

137 Righteous art thou, O Lord, 

A nd upright are thy judgments. 

138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous 

And very faithful. 

139 My zeal hath consumed me, 

Because mine, enemies have forgotten thy words. 



LESSON 36- tl 

1 40 Tliy word is very pure : 

Therefore thy servant loveth it. 

141 I am small and despised : 

Yet do not I forget thy precepts. 

142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, 

And thy law is the truth. 

143 Trouble and anguish have taken hold on me : 

Yet thy commandments are my delights. 

144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting : 

Give me understanding, and I shall live. 

145 I cried with my whole heart; hear me O Lord: 

lie ill keep thy statutes. 

146 I cried unto thee ; save me, 

And I shall keep thy testimo?iies. 

147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried 

I hoped in thy word. 

148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, 

That I might meditate in thy word. 

149 Hear my voice, according unto thy lovingkindness: 

Lord, quicken me according to thy judgment* 

150 They draw nigh that follow after mischief: 

Tliey are far from thy law. 

151 Thou art near, O Lord ; 

And all thy commandments are truth. 
3 52 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old 
That thou hast founded them for ever. 

153 Consider mine affliction, and deliver me: 

For I do not forget thy law. 

154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: 

Quicken me according to thy word. 

155 Salvation is far from the wicked : 

For they seek not thy statutes. 

156 Great are thy tender mercies, O Lord: 

Quicken me according to thy judgments. 

157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; 

Yet do I not decline from thy testimonies. 

158 I beheld the transgressors, and was grieved ; 

Because they kept not thy word, 

159 Consider how I love thy precepts : 

Quicken me, O Lord, according to thy lovingkindness. 

160 Thy word is true from the beginning: 

And every one of thy righteous judgments endureth for ever. 



68 THE PSALTER. 

LESSON 3 9. 
Psalm CXXI. 

T WILL lift up mine eye*, unto the hills, 
•*- From vihence cometh my help. 

2 My help cometh from the Lord, 

Which made heaven and earth. 

3 He will not suffer thy foot to be moved : 

He that Iceepeth thee will not slumber. 

4 Behold, he that keepeth Israel 

Shall neither slumber nor sleep. 

5 The Lord is thy keeper : 

The Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand. 
The sun shall not smite thee by day, 
Nor the moon by night. 

7 The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil : 

He shall preserve thy soid. 

8 The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in, 

From this time forth, and even for evermore. 

Psalm CXXII. 

TWAS glad when they said unto me, 
JLet us go into the house of the Lord. 

2 Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem. 

3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together : 

4 Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, 

Unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the Lobix 

5 For there are set thrones of judgment, 

The thrones of the house of David. 

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem : 

They shall prosper that love thee. 

7 Peace be within thy walls, 

And prosperity within thy palaces. 

8 For my brethren and companions' sakes, 

I will now say, Peace be within thee. 

9 Because of the house of the Lord our God, 

I will seek thy good. 



LESSON 40. 69 



Psalm CXXIII. 



TTNTO thee I lift up mine eyes, 

^ thou that dicellest in the heavens. 

2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, 

And as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress ; 
So our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, 
Until that he have mercy upon us. 

3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us : 

For ice are exceedingly filled with contempt. 

4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, 

And with the contempt of the proud. 

Psalm CXXV. 

rTlIIEY that trust in the Lord shall be as Mount Zion, 
-*- Which cannot be removed, but abldeth for ever. 
'2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, 

So the Lord is round aboid his people, from henceforth even for ever, 

3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous ; 

Lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity. 

4 Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good, 

And to them that are upright in their hearts. 

5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, 

The Lord shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity. 
But peace shall be urox Israel. 



LESSON 40. 
Psalm CXXXIII. 

"DEIIOLP, now good and how pleasant it is 
*-* For brethren to dwell together in unity. 

2 j It is like the precious ointment upon the head, 

( That ran down upon the beard, even Aaron's beard: 
That went down to the skirts of his garments / 

3 As the dew of Ilermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains 

of /ion : 
Fur there 'he Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore. 



70 THE PSALTER. 



Psalm CXXXIV. 

"DEIIOLD, bless ye the Lokd, all ye servants of the Lord, 
*-* Wliich by night stand in the house of the Lord. 



2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, 

And bless the Lord. 

3 The Lord, that made heaven and earth, 

Bless thee out of Zion. 



Psalm CXXXV. 



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pRAISE ye the Lord. Praise ye the name of the Lord ; 
*■ Praise him, O ye servants of the Lord. 

2 Ye that stand in the house of the Lord, 

In the courts of the house of our God, 

3 Praise the Lord; for the Lord is good : 

Sing praises unto his name / for it is pleasant, 

4 For the Lord hath chosen Jacob unto himself, 

And Israel for his peculiar treasure. 

5 For I know that the Lord is great, 

And that our Lord is above all gods. 

6 Whatsoever the Lord pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, 
In the seas, and all deep places. 

He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth ; 
He maketh lightnings for the rain ; 
lie bringeth the wind out of his treasuries. 
6 Who smote the firstborn of Egypt, 

Both of man and beast. 
Who sent tokens and wonders into the midst of thee, O Egypt, 
Upon Pharaoh, and iqion all his servants. 

10 Who smote great nations, and slew mighty kings; 

1 1 ( Sihon, king of the Amorites, and Og, king of Bashan, 
I And all the kingdoms of Canaan: 

12 And gave their land for a heritage, 

A heritage unto Israel his people. 

13 Thy name, O Lord, endureth for ever ; 

And thy memorial, Lord, throughout all generation. 

14 For the Lord will judge his people, 

And lie will repent himself concerning his servants. 



LESSON 41. 71 



15 The idols of the heathen are silver and gold, 

Tlie work of man's hands. 

16 They have mouths, but they speak not; 

Eyes have they, but they see not ; 

17 They have ears, but they hear not; 

Neither is their any breath in their mouths, 

18 They that make them are like unto them: 

So is every one that trusteth in them, 

19 Bless the Lord, O house of Israel: 

Bless the Lord, house of Aaron : 

20 Bless the Lord, O house of Levi ; 

Ye that fear the Lord, bless the Lord. 

2 1 Blessed be the Lord out of Zion, 

Which dicelleth at Jerusalem. 
Praise ye the Lord. 



LESSON 41 
Psalm CXXXVIII. 



WILL praise thee with my whole heart : 
-*- Before the gods icill I sing praise unto thee. 
t I will worship toward thy holy temple, 
And 2?ra ise thy n a me, 
For thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: 

For thou hast magnified thy icord above all thy ?iajns, 

3 In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, 

And strengthenedst me with strength in my soid. 

4 All the kings of the earth shall praise thee, O Lord, 

When they hear the words of thy mouth. 

5 Yea, they shall sing in the ways of the Lord: 

For great is the glory of the Lord. 

6 Though the Lord be high, yet hath he respect unto the lowly .' 

But the proud he knoweth afar off. 
1 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me. 

ST/iou shall stretch forth thine hand against the icrath of mine enemies^ 
And thy right hand shall save me. 
8 { The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me: 
( Thy mercy, O Lord, endureth for ever : 
Forsake not the works of thine own ha-ids. 



72 THE PSALTER. 



Psalm CXXXIX. 

( A LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me. 
( VJ 2 Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising; 
Thou understandest my thought afar off, 

3 Thou compassest my path and my lying down, 

And art acquainted with all my icays. 

4 For there is not a word in my tongue, 

But lo, Lord, thou knoioest it altogether, 

5 Thou hast beset me behind and before, 

And laid thine hand upon me. 

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; 

It is high, I cannot attain unto it. 
1 Whither shall I go from thy spirit? 

Or whither shall I flee from thy jyresence f 

8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: 

If I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there, 

9 If I take the wings of the morning, 

And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea/ 

10 Even there shall thy hand lead me, 

And thy right hand shall hold me. 

11 If I say. Surely the darkness shall cover me; 

Even the night shall be light about me. 

12 j Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; 
( But the night shineth as the day : 

Tlie darkness and the light are both alike to thee. 

13 For thou hast possessed my reins: 

Thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. 

14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: 

Marvellous are thy works / and that my soul knoweth right well, 

15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, 

And curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth, 

16 j Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect ; 
( And in thy book all my members were written, 

Which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them 

17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! 

How great is the sum of them ! 

18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand : 

When I awake, I am slill with thee. 



LESSON 33. 78 

19 Surely thou wilt slay the wicked, O God ! 

Depart from me, therefore, ye bloody men. 

20 For they speak against thee wickedly, 

And thine enemies take thy name in vain. 

21 Do not I hate them, O Lord, that hate thee? 

.1 d am I not grieved with those that rise up against thee f 

22 I hate them with perfect hatred : 

I count them mine enemies. 

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart : 

Try me, a?id know my thoughts : 

24 And see if there be any wicked way in me, 

And lead me in the icay everlasting. 



LESSON 42. 
Psalm CXLIV. 

BLESSED be the Lord my strength, 
Which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. 

2 My goodness, and my fortress ; 

My high tower, and my deliverer ; 
My shield, and he in whom I trust ; 
Who subdueth my people under me. 

3 Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him ! 

Or the son of man, that thou makest account of him ! 

4 Man is like to vanity : 

His days are as a shadow that passeth away. 

5 Bow thy heavens, O Lord, and come down : 

Touch the mountains, and they shall smoke. 

6 Cast forth liMitnin^r, and scatter them : 

Shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them. 
V Send thine hand from above ; rid me, and deliver me out of great waters, 
From the hand of strange children ; 

8 Whose mouth speaketh vanity, 

And their rigid hand is a right hand of falsehood. 

9 I will sing a new song unto thee, O God : 

Upon a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praise* 
to thee. 
10 It is he that giveth salvation unto kir. _ 

Who deliverelh David his servant from the hurtful sword. 



74 THE PSALTEK. 

1 1 j Rid me, and deliver me from the hand of strange children, 
( Whose mouth speaketh vanity, 

And their right hand is a right hand of falsehood : 

12 That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth ; 

That our daughters may be as corner stones, polished after the similitude 
of a palace ; 

1 3 That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store ; 

That our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our 
streets : 

14 That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor 

going out : 
That there be no complaining in our streets. 

15 Happy is that people, that is in such a case : 

Yea, happy is that people whose God is the Lord. 

Psalm CXLV. 

I WILL extol thee, my God, O king ; 
And Iioill bless thy name for ever and ever. 

2 Every day will I bless thee ; 

And I w ill praise thy name for ever and ever, 

3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; 

And his greatness is unsearchable. 

4 One generation shall praise thy works to another, 

And shall declare thy mighty acts. 

5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, 

And of thy wondrous works. 

6 And men shall speak of the might of thy terrible acts : 

And I io ill declare thy greatness. 

7 They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, 

And shall sing of thy righteousness. 

8 The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion ; 

Slow to anger, arid of great mercy, 

9 The Lord is good to all : 

And his tender mercies are over all his icorJca, 

10 All thy works shall praise thee, O Lord ; 

And thy saints shall bless thee. 

1 1 They shall speak of the glory of thy kingdom, 

And talk of thy power ; 

12 To make known to the sons of men his mighty acts, 

And the glorious majesty of his kingdom. 



LESSON 43. 15 

13 Thy kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, 

And thy dominion endureth throughout all generations. 

14 The Lord apholdeth all that fall, 

And raiseth up all those that be bowed down. 

15 The eyes of all wait upon thee ; 

And thou givest them their meat in due season. 
JG Thou openest thine hand, 

And satisfest the desire of every living thing. 

17 The Lord is righteous in all his ways, 

And holy in all his works. 

18 The Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him, 

To all that call upon him in truth. 

19 He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him, 

lie also will hear their cry, and will save them. 

20 The Lord preserveth all them that love him : 

But all the wicked will he destroy. 
2\ My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord: 

And lei all flesh bless his holy name for ever and ever. 

LESSON 43. 

Psalm CXLVI. 

pRAISE ye the Lord. 

■*• Praise the Lord, my soul. 

2 While I live will I praise the Lord : 

I will sing i^raises unto my God while I have any being 

3 Put not your trust in princes, 

Nor in the son of man, in ichom there is no help. 

4 His breath goeth forth, lie returneth to his earth ; 

In that very day his thoughts perish. 

5 Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, 

Whose hope is in the Lord his God: 
Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is : 

Which keepeth truth for ever : 
7 Which executeth judgment for the oppressed : 
Which giceth food to the hungry. 
The Lord looseth the prisoners: 
3 The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: 
The Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: 
The Lord loveth the righteous : 



76 THE PSALTER. 

9 The Loed preserveth the strangers : he relieveth the fatherless and the widow i 

But the way of the wicked he turneth upside down. 
10 The Lord shall reign forever, 

Even thy God, Zion, unto all generations. 
Praise ye the Lord. 



Psalm CXLVfl. 

T)RAISE ye the Lord : for it is good to sing praises unto our God ; 
•*■ For it is pleasant, and praise is comely. 

2 The Lord doth build up Jerusalem : 

Tie gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. 

3 He healeth the broken in heart, 

And bindeth up their wounds. 

4 He telleth the number of the stars ; 

He calleth them all by their names. 

5 Great is our Lord, and of great power : 

His understanding is infinite. 

6 The Lord lifteth up the meek : 

He casteth the wicked down to the ground, 

7 Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving ; 

Sing praise upon the harp unto our God. 

8 Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, 

Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. 

9 He givetli to the beast his food, 

And to the young ravens which cry. 

10 He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: 

He taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. 

11 The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, 

In those that hope in his mercy. 

12 Praise the Lord, O Jerusalem; 

F raise thy God, Zion. 

13 For he hath strengthened the bars of thy gates; 

He hath blessed thy children within thee. 
"J 4 He maketh peace in thy borders, 

And filleth thee with the finest of the wheat. 

15 He sendeth forth his commandment upon earth: 

His word runneth very swiftly. 

16 He giveth snow like wool : 

He scattereth the hoar frost like ashes. 



LESSON 44. 7? 



17 He casteth forth his ice like morsels: 

Who can stand before his cold f 
1- H b< udeth out his word, and meltelh them: 

IF> causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow, 

19 He Bheweth his word unto Jacob, 

His statutes and his judgments unto Israel. 

20 He hath not dealt so with any nation : 

And as for his judgments, they have not known thetn, 

PRAISE YE THE LORD. 



LESSON 44. 
Psalm CXLVIII. 

PRAISE ye the Lord. Praise ye the Lord from the heavens : 
Praise him in the heights. 

2 Praise ye him, all his angels: 

Praise ye him, all his hosts. 

3 Praise ye him, sun and moon : 

Praise him, all ye stars of light. 

4 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, 

And ye waters that be above the heavens. 

6 Let them praise the name of the Loud : 

For he commanded, and they icere created. 
C He hath also stablished them for ever and ever! 
lie hath made a decree ichich shall not pass. 

7 Praise the Lord from the earth, 

Ye dragons, and all deeps: 

8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; 

rmy wind fulfilling his word: 

9 Mountains, and all hills; 

Fruitful trees, and all cedars: 

10 Beasts, and all cattle; 

piny thi/igs, and flying fowl : 

11 Kings of the earth, and all people; 

Princes, and edl judges of the earth: 

12 Both young men, and maidens: 

Old men, and chUdn 

13 Let them praise the name of the Lord: for bis name alone is excellent; 

His glory is above the earth and heaven. 



THE PSALTER 



14 lie also exalteth the horn of his people, 
The praise of all his saints ; 
Even of the children of Israel, a people near unto him. 
Praise ye the Lord. 



Psalm CXLIX. 

T)RAISE ye the Lord. Sing unto the Lord a new song, 
-*- And his praise in the congregation of saints. 

2 Let Israel rejoice in him that made him : 

Let the children of Zion he joyful in their King. 

3 Let them praise him in the dance : 

Let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp, 

4 For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people : 

He will beautify the meek with salvation. 

5 Let the saints be joyful in glory : 

Let them sing aloud upon their beds. 

6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, 

And a tico-edged sword in their hand / 
T To execute vengeance upon the heathen, 

And punishments upon the people / 
8 To bind their kings with chains, 

And their nobles with fetters of iron / 
To execute upon them the judgment written: 

This honour have all his saints. 
Praise ye the Lord. 



Psalm CL. 

HRAISE ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: 
*- Praise him in the firmament of his power. 

2 Praise him for his mighty acts : 

Praise him according to his excellent 4 greatness, 

3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet : 

Praise him with the psaltery and harp. 

4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance : 

Praise him with stringed instruments and organs. 

5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: 

Praise him upon the high sounding cymbals. 
Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. 
Praise ye the Lord. 



LESSON 45 79 



JNoTK.—Afew Lessons arc added from the Messianic prophecies of Isaiah— similar to the Psalms 
In their poetical structure, and equally appropriate for responsivo reading.] 



LESSON 45. 
Isaiah XI, 1-9 



A ND there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, 
** And a Brandt shall grow out of his roots : 

2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, 

The spirit of wisdom and understanding. 
The spirit of counsel and might, 

The spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord J 

3 And shall make him of quick understanding, 

In the fear of the Lord : 
And he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, 
Neither reprove after the hearing of his ears : 

4 But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, 

And reprove with equity for the meek of the earth. 
And he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, 
And icith the breath of his lips shall he slag the icicked, 

5 And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, 

And faithfulness the girdle of his reins. 

6 Trie wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, 

And the leopard shall lie down with the kid ; 
And the calf, and the young lion, and the fatling together; 
And a little child shall lead them. 

7 And the cow and the bear shall feed ; their young ones shall lie down together ; 

And the Hon shall eat straw like the ox. 

8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, 

And the weaned child shall put his hand on t/te coc/catrice* den. 

9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, 

For the earth shall befall of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters 
cover the sea. 

Isaiah XLII, 1-12. 

BEHOLD my servant, whom I uphold ; 
Mine elect, in whom my soul delighteth / 
I have put my Spirit upon him ; 

lie shall bring forth judgment to the Gentiles. 



80 THE PSALTER. 

2 He shall not cry, nor lift up, 

JVor cause his voice to be heard in the street. 

3 A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench 

He shall bring forth judgment %mto truth. 

4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth : 

And the isles shall wait for his law. 

5 Thus saith God the Lord, 

He that created the heavens, and stretched them out / 
He that spread forth the earth, 

And that which cometh out of it / 
He that giveth breath unto the people upon it, 

And spirit to them that walk therein : 

6 I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, 

And will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, 
And give thee for a covenant of the people, 
For a light of the Gentiles ; 
1 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, 
And them that sit in darkness, out of the prison-house. 

8 I am the Lord : that is my name : and my glory will I not give to another, 

Neither my praise to graven images. 

9 Behold the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: 

Before they spring forth I tell you of them. 

10 Sing unto the Lord a new song, 

And his praise from the end of the earth, 
Ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein ; 
TJie isles, and the inhabitants thereof 

11 Let the wilderness and the cities thereof lift up their voice, 

The villages that Kedar doth inhabit : 
Let the inhabitants of the rock sing, 

Let them shout from the top of the mountains. 

12 Let them give glory unto the Lord, 

And declare his praise in the islands. 

LESSON 46. 
Isaiah LXI, 1-7. 

rTIHE Spirit of the Lord God is upon me ; 

-*- Because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek 
He hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, 

{To proclaim liberty to the captives, 
And the opening of the prison to them that are bound. 



LESSON 46. 81 

2 j To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, 
( And the day of vengeance of our God ; 

To comfort all that mourn ; 

3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Z.on, 

To give unto them beauty for ashes, 
The oil of joy for mourning, 

The garment of 2»'uisefor the spirit of heaviness / 
That the} might be called trees of righteousness ; 

The planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified, 

4 And they shall build the old wastes, 

They shall raise up the former desolations, 
And they shall repair the waste cities, 
The desolation* of many generations. 

5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, 

And the so?is of the alien shall be your ploughmen and your vine-drcsscrs. 

6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord: 

Men shall call you the 3Iinisters of our God: 
Ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, 

And in their glory shall ye boast yourselves. 

7 For your shame ye shall have double ; 

And for confusion they si hall rejoice in their portion / 
Therefore in their land they shall possess the double: 
Everlasting joy shall be upon them. 



Isaiah LV, 1-13. 

1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, 

And lie that hath no money : come ye, buy, and eat ; 
Yea, come, buy wine and milk, 

Without money and without price. 

2 Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread? 

And your labour for that which satisfieth not f 
Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, 
And let your soul delight itself in fatness. 

3 Incline your ear, and come unto me ; 

Hear, and your soul shall live : 
And I will make an everlasting covenant with you, 
Eoen the sure mercies of David. 

4 Behold, I have given him for a witness to the people, 

A leader and commander to the people. 



82 THE PSALTER. 

5 Behold, thou shalt call a nation that thou knowest not, 

And nations that knew not thee shall run unto thee. 
Because of the Lord thy God, and for the Holy One of Israel ; 
For he hath glorified thee. 

6 Seek ye the Lord while he maj be found, 

Call ye upon him while he is near : 
1 Let the wicked forsake his way, : 

And the unrighteous man his thoughts : 
And let him return unto the Lord, and he will have merey upon him; 
And to our God, for he loill abundantly pardon. 

8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, 

Neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. 

9 j For as the heavens are higher than the earth, 
( So are my ways higher than your ways, 

And my thoughts than your thoughts. 

10 For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, 

And returneth not thither, 
But watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, 
That it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: 

11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth ; 

It shall not return linto me void, 
But it shall accomplish that which I please, 

And it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. 

12 For ye shall go out with joy, 

And be led forth with peace : 
The mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, 
And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. 

13 Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, 

And instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: 
And it shall be to the Lord for a name, 

For an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off. 



LESSON 47. 
Isaiah XL, 1-13, 22-31. 

/"lOMTORT ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. 
^ 2 Speak ye comfortably to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, 

That her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned: 
For she hath received of the Lord's hand double for all her sins. 



LESSON 47. ft* 

3 ^ Tho voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, 
( Prepare ye the way of the Lord, 

Make straight in the desert ei highway for our God 
i Every valley shall be exalted, 

And every mountain and hill shall be made low / 
And the crooked shall be made straight, 
And the rough places plain : 

5 j And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed, 
( And all flesh shall see it together : 

Fur the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it. 

6 The voice said, Cry. 

And he said, What shall I cry f 
All flesh is grass, 

And all the goodlincss thereof is as the flower of the field: 



V j The grass withereth, the flower fadetti : 
(Be 



Because the spirit of the Lord bloweth upon it : 
Surely the people is grass. 
3 The grass withereth, the flower fadeth : 

But the word of our God shall stand for ever. 
9 O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; 
Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; 
Lift it up, be not afraid ; 

Say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! 

10 Behold the Lord God will come with strong hand, 

And his arm shall rule for Jiim : 
Behold his reward is with him, 
And his work before him. 

11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd : 

He shall gather the lambs with his arm, 
And cany them in his bosom, 

And shall gently lead those that arc icith young. 

12 Who hath measured th • waters in the hollow of his hand, 

A d I out heaven with the 8}xin, 

And comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, 
And weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills i?i a balance? 

13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the Lord, 

Or being his counsellor hath taught him? 



12 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, 

And the inhabitants thereof an as grasshoppers j 



S4 THE PSALTER. 

That stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, 
And apreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in : 
23 That bi ingeth the princes to nothing ; 

He maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. 
2 t Yea, they shall not be planted ; year, they shall not be sown: 
Tea, their stock shall not take root in the earth : 
And he shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, 
And the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble. 

25 To whom then will ye liken me, 

Or shall I be equal ? saith the Holy One. 

26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things. 

Tliat bringeth out their host by number : 
He calleth them all by names, by the greatness of his might, 
For that he is strong in power; not one faileth. 

27 Why sayest thou, O Jacob, 

And speakest, Israel, 
My way is hid from the Lord, 

And my judgment is passed over from my God? 
°8 Hast thou not known ? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, 

TJie Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, 
Fainteth not, neither is weary ? 

There is no searching of his understanding. 
29 He giveth power to the faint ; 

And to them that have no might he increaseth strength, 
SO Even the youths shall faint and be weary, 

And the young men shall utterly fall : 
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; 

They shall mount up with wings as eagles ; 
They shall run, and not be weary ; 

And they shall walk, and not faint. 



LESSON 48. 

Isaiah LX : 1-20. 

A RISE, shine: for thy light is come, 
i-*~ And the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. 
2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, 
And gross darkness the people: 
But the Lord shall arise upon thee, 
And his glory shall be seen upon thee. 



LESSOxV 4 8. 65 

3 And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, 

A)id kings to the brightness of thy rising. 

4 j Lift up thine eyes round about, and see: 
i All they gather themselves together, 

Tliey come to thee : 
Thy sons shall come from far, 

And thy daughters shall be nursed at thy side. 

5 Then thou shalt see, and flow together, 

And thine heart shall fear and be enlarged / 
Because the abundance of the sea shall be converted into thee, 
The forces of the Gentiles shall come unto thee. 

6 ( The multitude of camels shall come unto thee, 
( The dromedaries of Midian and Ephah : 

All they from Sheba shall come : 
They shall bring gold and incense ; 

And they shall shew forth the i^raises of the Lord. 

7 All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together unto thee, 

17) e rams of Nebaioth shall minister unto thee: 
They shall come up with acceptance on mine altar, 
And Tic ill glorify the house of my glory. 

8 Who are these that fly as a cloud, 

And as the doves to their wmdoios f 

9 Surely the isles shall wait for me, and the ships of Tarshish first, 

To bring thy sons from far, their silver and their gold with tJiein^ 
Unto the name of the Lord thy God, 

And to the Holy One of Israel, because he hath glorified thee. 

10 And the sons of strangers shall build up thy walls, 

And their Icings shall minister unto thee/ 
For in my wrath I smote thee, 

But in my favour have I had mercy on thee. 

11 Therefore thy gates shall be open continually; 

They shall not be shut day nor night ; 
That men may bring unto thee the forces of the Gentiles, 
Ami tli at their Icings may be brought. 

12 For the nation and kingdom that will not serve thee shall perish: 

Tea, those nations shall be utterly wasted. 

13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, 

The fir tree, the ]?ine tree, and the box together, 
To beautify the place of my sanctuary; 

And I will make the place of my feet glorious. 



86 THE PSALTER. 

14 The sons also of them that afflicted thee shall come bending unto thee : 

And all they that despised thee shall bow themselves down at the soles of 
thy feet ; 
And they shall call thee The city of the Lord, 
The Zion of the Holy One of Israel. 

15 Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, 

So that no man went through thee, 
I will make thee an eternal excellency, 

A joy of many generations. 
1G Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, 

And shalt suck the breast of kings : 
And thou shalt know that I the Lord am thy Saviour, 

And thy Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob. 

17 For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver, 

And for wood brass, and for stones iron ; 
I will also make thy officers peace, 
And thine exactors righteousness. 

18 Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, 

"Wasting nor destruction within thy borders / 
But thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, 
And thy gates Praise. 

1 9 The sun shall be no more thy light by day ; 

Neither for brightness shall the moon give light unto thee : 
But the Lord shall be unto thee an everlasting light, 
And thy God thy glory. 

20 Thy sun shall no more go down ; 

Neither shall thy moon withdraw itself / 
For the Lord shall be thine everlasting light, 
And the days of thy mourning shall be ended, 



Unftn' tn tlit ^sulhr. 



PAGE 

Psalm 1 3 

Psalm II 3 

Psalm III 4 

Psalm IV 5 

Psalm V 5 

Psalm VIII 6 

Psalm IX 6 

Psalm XV 8 

Psalm XVI 8 

Psalm XVII 9 

Psalm XVIII, (1-35,). .. . 10 

Psalm XIX 12 

Psalm XXIII 13 

Psalm XXIV 13 

Psalm XXVII 14 

Psalm XXIX 15 

Psalm XXXIII 16 

Psalm XXXIV , 17 

Psalm XXXVI 18 

Psalm XXXVII, (1-11, 

2-2-40,) 19 

Psalm XLI 20 

Psalm XLII 21 

Psalm XLIII 22 

Psalm XLV 22 

Psalm XLVI 23 

Psalm XLVII 24 

Psalm XLVIII 25 

Psalm LI 25 

Psalm LV 27 

I^alm LXI 28 



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Psalm LXII 29 

Psalm LXIII 29 

Psalm LXIV 80 

Psalm LXV 31 

Psalm LXVI 31 

Psalm LXV1I 33 

Psalm LXVIII 33 

Psalm LXXII 35 

Psalm LXXVI 36 

Psalm LXXX 37 

Psalm LXXXI 38 

Psalm LXXXIV 39 

Psalm LXXXV 40 

Psalm LXXX VI 41 

Psalm LXXX VII 42 

Psalm LXXXIX, (1-34,).. 42 

Psalm XC 44 

Psalm XCI 45 

Psalm XCIII 49 

Psalm XCV 46 

Psalm XCVI 46 

Psalm XCVII 47 

Psalm XCVIII 48 

Psalm XCIX 49 

Psalm C 50 

Psalm CII 50 

Psalm CIII 51 

Psalm CIV 53 

Psalm CV 55 

Psalm CVII 57 

Psalm CXI 59 



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Psalm CXII 00 

Psalm CXIII 61 

Psalm CXIV 61 

Psalm CXV 62 

Psalm CXV III 63 

Psalm CXIX, (92-128,).. . 64 
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Psalm CXXI 68 

Psalm CXXII 68 

Psalm CXXIII 69 

Psalm CXXV 69 

Psalm CXXX 26 

Psalm CXXXIII 69 

Psalm CXXXIV 70 

Psalm CXXXV 70 

Psalm CXXX VII 1 71 

Psalm CXXXIX 72 

Psalm CXLIV 73 

Psalm CXLV 74 

Psalm CXLVI 7£ 

Psalm CXLVI I 76 

Psalm CXLVIII 77 

Psalm CXLIX 78 

Psalm CL 78 

Isaiah XI, (1-9,) 79 

Isaiah XLII, (1-12,) 79 

Isaiah LXI, (1-7,) 80 

Isaiah LV, (1-13,) 81 

Isaiah XL 82 

Isaiah LX, (1-20,) 84 



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PREFACE. 



The Songs for the Sanctuary first came before the public in 1865. Of the 
seven years which have passed since, the compiler has spent the larger portion in 
Christian work out of his own country. On his return, he found that the Hymn and 
Tune Book he had issued so inconspicuously had received surprising favor among 
the Churches. He has been compelled to renew the worn-out electrotype plates at 
once. 

Two thousand Congregations are already employing this Collection in their Sab- 
bath worship. Nearly a quarter of a million copies have been purchased. For such 
unmistakable signs of welcome and success, he is humbly grateful to God and to his 
people. 

The call has more than once been made for a Manual of more portable size, and 
of a somewhat more familiar and less stately character, for use in the Lecture and 
Prayer-meeting. The opportunity has been chosen, while the new edition was pass- 
ing through the press, to select these pages now T offered. And there have been added 
a number of the popular pieces, which introduce choruses and refrains. 

lie hopes that this Volume may be useful, and may be employed with the other. 
The advantage of a Collection which shall present the same general adaptations and 
arrangements for the Chapel as for the Church, must be apparent to all. 



CHAS. S. ROBINSON. 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS. 



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1. Opening of Service 1— 84 

2. General Praise ,. 85— 97 

3. Close op Service 98—132 

II.— THE SCRIPTURES 133—139 

III.— GOD : Being, Attributes 140—153 

IV.— JESUS CHRIST: 

1. Advent at Birth 154—160 

2. Life and Character 161—167 

3. Sufferings and Death 168—173 

4. Resurrection and Ascension 174—179 

5. Adoration 180—188 

V.— THE HOLY SPIRIT 189-199 

VI.— THE WAY OF SALVATION: 

1. Lost State of Man 200—205 

2. Atonement and Pardon. . . '. .-. 206—212 

3. Invitations of the Gospel 213—244 

4. Repentance and Reception of 

Christ 245—257 

VIL— THE CHRISTIAN: 

1. Conflict with Sin 258—290 

2. Encouragements 291—323 

3. Love for the Saviour 324—364 

4. Graces 365—391 

5. Fellowship 392—397 

6. Privileges 398-411 



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7. Duties 412-426 

8. Afflictions 427—439 

VIII.— THE CHURCH: 

1. Institutions 440—448 

2. Ordinances 4 4 1—507 

3. Progress and Missions 508—546 

IX.— DEATH 547—557 

X.— TEE JUDGMENT : C58-562 

XI.— HEAVEN 563—593 

XH.— MISCELLANEOUS 594—607 

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Xm— DOXOLOGIES 207 

XIV.— INDEX OF TUNES 208 

XV.— INDEX OF SUBJECTS 210 

XVI.— INDEX OF FIRST LINES 213 



SONGS FOE THE SANCTUARY. 
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Sweet hour of prayer ! sweet hour of 

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That calls me from a world of care, 
And bids me, at my Father's throne, 
Make all my wants and wishes known : 
In seasons of distress and grief, 
My sonl lias often found relief, 
And oft escaped the tempter's snare. 

by return, sweet hoar of prayer! 

2 Sweet hour of prayer ! sweet hour of 
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Thy wings shall my petition bear, 
To bim, whose truth and faithful 
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And, since lie bids me seek his face, 
Believe his word, and trust his grace, 
I'll cast on him my every care, 
And wait for thee, sweet hoar of prayer! 

Sweet hour of prayer! sweet hour of 

prayer! 
May I thy consolations share, 
Till, from Mount Pisgah's lofty height, 
I view my home, ana take my flight : 
This robe of flesh I'll drop, and ri 
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And shout, while passing through the 

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Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love, 
But there's a nobler rest above ; 
To that our longing souls aspire, 
With cheerful hope and strong desire. 

No more fatigue, no more distress, 
Nor sin nor death shall reach the place ; 
No groans shall mingle with the songs 
That warble from immortal tongues. 

No rude alarms of raging foes, 
No cares to break the long repose, 
No midnight shade, no clouded sun, 
But sacred, high, eternal noon. 

long-expected day, begin ! 
Dawn on these realms of woe and sin ; 
Fain would we leave this weary road, 
And sleep in death to rest with God. 



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Come, gracious Lord, descend and dwell, 
By faith and love, in every breast ; 
Then shall we know, and taste, and feel 
The joys that cannot be expressed. 
Come, fill our hearts with inward strength, 
Make our enlarged souls possess, 
And learn the height, and breadth, and 

length 
Of thine eternal love and grace. 

Now to the God whose power can do 
More than our thoughts and wishes know, 
Be everlasting honors done, 
By all the church, through Christ his Son. 



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My opening eyes with rapture see 
The dawn of thy returning day ; 
My thoughts, O God, ascend to thee, 
While thus my early vows I pay. 

Oh, bid this trifling world retire, 
And drive each carnal thought away ; 
Nor let me feel one vain desire — 
One sinful thought through all the day. 

Then, to thy courts when I repair, 
My soul shall rise on joyful wing, 
The wonders of thy love declare, 
And join the strains which angels sing. 



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Sweet is the light of Sabbath eve, 
And soft the sunbeams lingering there ; 
For these blest hours the world I leave, 
Wafted on wings of faith and prayer. 

The time how lovely and how still ; 
Peace shines and smiles on all below : 
The plain, the stream, the wood, the hill, 
All fair with evening's setting glow. 

Season of rest ! the tranquil soul 
Feels the sweet calm, and melts to love ; 
And while these sacred moments roll, 
Faith sees the smiling heaven above. 

Nor will our days of toil be long ; 
Our pilgrimage will soon be trod ; 
And we shall join the ceaseless song, 
The endless Sabbath of our God. 



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Sweet is tlie work, ray God, ray King, 
To praise thy name, give thanks, and sing; 
To show thy love by morning light, 
And talk of all thy truth at night. 

2 Sweet is the day of sacred rest ; 

No mortal care shall seize my breast; 
Oh, may my heart in tune be found, 
Like David's harp of solemn sound ! 

3 My heart shall triumph in my Lord, 
And bless his works and bless his word; 
Thy works of grace, how bright they 

shine ! 
How deep thy counsels ! how divine ! 

4 Lord, I shall share a glorious part, 
When grace hath well refined my heart, 
And fresh supplies of joy are shed, 
Like holy oil to cheer my head. 

5 Then shall I see, and hear, and know 
All I desired or wished below ; 

And every power find sw r eet employ, 
In that eternal world of joy. 

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How pleasant, how divinely fair, 
O Lord of hosts, thy dwellings are ! 
With long desire my spirit faints, 
To meet the assemblies of thy saints. 

2 Blest are the saints who sit on high 
Around thy throne of majesty ; 
Thy brightest glories shine above, 
And all their work is praise and love. 



Blest arc the souls that find a place 
Within the temple of thy grace ; 
There they behold thy gentler rays, 
And seek thy face, and learn thy praise. 

Blest are the men whose hearts are set 
To find the way to Zion's gate ; 
God is their strength, and thro' the road 
They lean upon their helper, God. 

Cheerful theywalk with growing strength, 

Till all shall meet in heaven at length ; 
Till all before thy face appear, 
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Another six days 1 work is done, 
Another Sabbath is begun ; 
Return, my soul ! enjoy thy rest, 
Improve the day thy God has blessed. 

Oh, that our tho'ts and thanks may rise, 
As grateful incense to the skies : 
And draw from heaven that sweet repose, 
Which none, but he that feels it, knows. 

This heavenly calm, within the breast, 
Is the dear pledge of glorious rest, 
Which for the church of God remains — 
The end of cares, the end of pains. 

In holy duties, let the day, 
In holy pleasures, pass away; 

How sweet a Sabbath thus to spend, 
In hope of one that ne'er shall end. 



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Awake, my soul, and with the sun 
Thy daily stage of duty run ; 
Shake off dull sloth, and joyful rise 
To pay thy morning sacrifice. 

2 Awake, lift up thyself, my heart, 
And with the angels bear thy part, 
Who all night long unwearied sing 
High praises to the eternal King. 

3 Glory to thee, who safe hast kept, 
And hast refreshed me while I slept ; 
Grant, Lord, when Ifromdeathshall wake, 
I may of endless life partake. 

4 Lord, I my vows to thee renew : 
Scatter my sins as morning dew ; 
Guard my first springs of thought and will, 
And with thyself my spirit fill. 

5 Direct, control, suggest, this day, 
All I design, or do, or say ; 

That all my powers, with all their might, 
In thy sole glory may unite. 

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Great God ! attend, while Zion sings 
The joy that from thy presence springs ; 
To spend one day with thee on earth 
Exceeds a thousand days of mirth. 

2 Might I enjoy the meanest place 
Within thy house, O God of grace ! 
Not tents of ease, nor thrones of power, 
Should tempt my feet to leave thy door. 



3 God is our sun, he makes our day ; 
God is our shield, he guards our way 
From all the assaults of hell and sin, 
From foes without, and foes within. 

4 All needful grace will God bestow, 
And crown that grace with glory, too;- 
lie gives Us all things, and withholds 
No real good from upright souls. 

5 O God, our King, whose sovereign sway 
The glorious hosts of heaven obey, 
Display thy grace, exert thy power,. 
Till all on earth thy name adore ! 

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Eternal God, celestial King ! 
Exalted be thy glorious name ; 
Let hosts in heaven thy praises sing, 
And saints on earth thy love proclaim. 

2 My heart is fixed on thee, my God I 
I rest my hope on thee alone ; 

I'll spread thy sacred truths abroad, 
To all mankind thy love make known. 

3 Awake, my tongue ! awake, my lyre ! 
With morning's earliest dawn arise ; 
Let songs of joy my soul inspire, 
And swell your music to the skies. 

4 With those who in thy grace abound, 
To thee I'll raise my thankful voice ; 
While every land, the earth around, 
Shall hear, and in thy name rejoice. 






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From every stormy wind that blows, 
From every swelling tide of woes, 
There is a calm, a sure retreat ; 

'T is found l>eneath the mercy-seat 

2 There is a place where Jesus sheds 
The oil <>i gladness on our heads, — 
A place, than all besides, more sweet; 
It is the blood-bought mercy-seat. 

3 There is a -'•cue where spirits blend. 
Where friend holds fellowship with 

friend ; 
Though sundered far, by faith they meet 
Around one common mercy -scat. 

4 There, there, on eagle wings we soar. 
And sense and sin molest no more, 
Andheavencomesdownoursouls to greet, 
And glory crowns the mercy-seat ! 

5 Oh! let my band forget her skill, 
My tongue be silent, cold, and still, 
r IiiH throbbing heart forget to beat, 
If I forget the mercy-seat 

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"Where high the heavenly temple stands, 
The house of God not made with hands, 
A great High Priest our nature wears, — 
The Guardian of mankind appears. 

2 Though now ascended up on high, 
He bends on earth a brother's eye; 
Partaker of the human name, 

He knows the frailty of our frame. 



3 Our Fellow-sufferer yet retains 
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And still remembers, in the skies, 
His tears, his agonies, and cries. 

4 In every pang that rends the heart, 
The Man of Sorrows had a part ; 
He sympathizes with our grief, 
And to the sufferer sends relief. 

5 Witli boldness, therefore, at the throne 
Let us make all our sorrows known ; 
And ask the aid of heavenly power, 
To help us in the evil hour. 



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1 pray to be released from guilt, 

And freed from sin and Satan's power. 

2 More of thy presence, Lord, impart ; 
More of thine image let me bear : 
Erect thy throne within my heart, 
And reign without a rival there. 

:; (Jive me to read my pardon sealed, 
And from thy joy to draw my strength : 
Oh! be thy boundless love revealed 
In all its height and breadth and length. 

\ Grant these, requests — I ask no more, 
But to thy can- tie- pesl resign : 
Siek, or in health, or rich, or poor, 
All shall be well, if thou art mine. 



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Jesus, where'er thy people meet, 
There they behold thy mercy-seat ; 
Where'er they seek thee, thou art found ; 
And every place is hallowed ground. 

2 For thou, within no walls confined; 
Inhabitest the humble mind ; 

Such ever bring thee where they come, 
And going, take thee to their home. 

3 Great Shepherd of thy chosen few ! 
Thy former mercies here renew ; 
Here to our waiting hearts proclaim 
The sweetness of thy saving name. 

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Where two or three, with sweet accord, 
Obedient to their sovereign Lord, 
Meet to recount his acts of grace, 
And offer solemn prayer and praise ; — 

2 There will the gracious Saviour be, 
To bless the little company ; 
There, to unvail his smiling face, 
And bid his glories fill the place. 

3 We meet at thy command, O Lord ! 
Relying on thy faithful word ; 
Now send the Spirit from above, 
And fill our hearts with heavenly love. 

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How sweet to leave the world awhile, 
And seek the presence of our Lord! 
Dear Saviour ! on thy people smile, 
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Ah ! Lord ! behold us at thy feet ; 
Let this the " gate of -heaven" be. 

3 " Chief of ten thousand !" now appear, 
That we by faith may see thy face : 
Oh ! speak, that we thy voice may hear, 
And let thy presence fill this place. 

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What various hindrances we meet 
In coming to a mercy-seat ! 
Yet who that knows the worth of prayer 
But wishes to be often there ? 

2 Prayer makes the darkened clouds with- 

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Prayer climbs the ladder Jacob saw, 
Gives exercise to faith and love, 
Brings every blessing from above. 

3 Restraining prayer, we cease to fight; 
Prayer makes the Christian's armor 

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And Satan trembles when he sees 
The weakest saint upon his knees. 

4 Have you no words ? ah ! think again ; 
Words flow apace when you complain, 
And fill a fellow-creature's ear 

With the sad tale of all your care. 

5 Were half the breath thus vainly spent 
To heaven in supplication sent, 

Our cheerful song would oftener be, 
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My soul, how lovely is the place, 
To which thy God resorts ! 

'T is heaven to see his smiling face, 
Though in his earthly courts. 

2 There the great Monarch of the skies 

His saving power displays; 
And light breaks in upon our eyes, 
With kind and quickening rays. 

3 With his rich gifts, the heavenly Dove 

Descends and fills the place ; 
"While Christ reveals his wondrous love, 
And sheds abroad his grace. 

4 There, mighty God, thy words declare 

The secrets of thy will ; 
And still we seek thy mercy there, 
And sing thy praises still. 

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Far from the world, O Lord, I flee, 

From strife and tumult far; 
From scenes where Satan wages still 
His most successful war. 

2 The calm retreat, the silent shade. 

With prayer and praise agree : 

And seem by thy sweet bounty made 
For those who follow thee. 

3 There, if thy Spirit touch the soul, 

And grace her mean abode ; 
< Mi! with what peace, and joy, and love. 
She then communes with God. 



4 Author and Guardian of my life ! 

Sweet Source of light divine, 
And — all harmonious names in one — 
My Saviour ! — thou art mine ! 

5 What thanks I owe thee, and what love- 

A boundless, endless store — 
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Frequent the day of God returns 
To shed its quickening beams ; 

And yet how slow devotion burns; 
How languid are its flames ! 

2 Accept our faint attempts to love, 

Our frailties, Lord, forgive ; 
We would be like thy saints above, 
And praise thee while we live. 

3 Increase, O Lord, our faith and hope, 

And fit ns to ascend 
Where the assembly ne'er breaks up, 
The Sabbath ne'er shall end; — 

4 Where we shall breathe in heavenly air, 

With heavenly bistre shine, 

Before the throne of God appear, 

And feasl on love divine ; — 

5 \\ here we in high seraphic strains, 

Shall all our p<>\\ era employ ; 
Delighted range the ethereal plains, 
And take our fill of jojr. 



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4 Now to our God — the Father, Son, 

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With praise to God, the Three in One, 
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Hail, tranquil hour of closing day ! 

Begone, disturbing care! 
And look, my soul, from earth away, 

To him who heareth prayer. 

2 How sweet the* tear of penitence, 

Before his throne of grace, 
While, to the contrite spirit's sense, 
He shows his smiling face. 

3 How sweet, thro' long-remembered years, 

His mercies to recall ; 
And, pressed with wants, and griefs, and 
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To trust his love for all. 

4 How sweet to look, in thoughtful hope, 

Beyond this fading sky, 
And hear him call his children up 
To his fair home on high. 

5 Calmly the day forsakes our heaven 

To dawn beyond the west ; 
So let my soul, in life's last even 
Retire. to glorious rest. 

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Wherever two or three may meet, 

To worship in thy name, 
Bending beneath thy mercy-seat, 

This promise they may claim : — 

2 Jesus in love will condescend 
To bless the hallowed place ; 
The Saviour will himself attend, 
And show his smiling face. 



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And we, a lowly band, 
Are met once more before thy throne, 

To bless thy fostering hand. 

2 And wilt thou bend a listening ear 

To praises low as ours ? 
Thou wilt ! for thou dost love to hear 
The song which meekness pours. 

3 Thy heavenly grace to each impart ; 

All evil far remove ; 
And shed abroad in every heart 
Thy everlasting love. 

4 Thus chastened, cleansed, entirely thine, 

A flock by Jesus led, 
The Sun of holiness shall shine 
In glory on our head. 

5 And thou wilt turn our wandering feet, 

And thou wilt bless our way ; 
Till worlds shall fade,and faith shall greet 
The dawn of lasting day. 



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4 I love by faith to take a view 

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5 Thus, when life's toilsome day is o'er, 

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There is an eye that never sleeps 
Beneath the wing of night ; 

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When sink the beam- of light 

There is an arm that never tires, 
When human strength gives way 

There i- a love that never fails, 
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When mortal aid is vain, 
That eye, that arm, that love to reach, 

That listening ear to gain. 

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And moves the hand which moves the 
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Dear Father, to thy mercy-seat 

My soul for shelter ilies : 
'T is here I find a safe retreat 

When storms and tempests rise. 

My cheerful hope can never die, 

If thou, my God, art near; 
Thy grace can raise my comforts high, 

And banish every fear. 

My great Protector, and my Lord! 

Thy constant aid impart ; 
Oh ! let thy kind, thy gracious word 

Sustain my trembling heart. 
( Mi ! never let my soul remove 

From this divine retreat ; 
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2 Prayer is the burden of a sigh, 

The falling of a tear, 
The upward glancing of an eye, 
When none but God is near. 

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Prayer the sublimest strains that reach 
The Majesty on high. 

4 Prayer is the Christian's vital breath, 

The Christian's native air: 
His watchword at the gates of death — 
He enters heaven with prayer. 

5 Prayer is the contrite sinner's voice, 

Returning from his ways ; 
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And cry — " Behold he prays !" 

C O thou, by whom we come to God — 
The Life, the Truth, the Way; 
The path of prayer thyself hast trod ; 
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The Saviour bids thee watch and pray 
Through life's momentous hour ; 

And grants the Spirit's quickening ray 
To those who seek his power. 



2 The Saviour bids thee watch and pray, 

Maintain a warrior's strife ; 
O Christian ! hear his voice to-day : 
Obedience is thy life. 

3 The Saviour bids thee watch and pray, 

For soon the hour will come 
That calls thee from the earth away 
To thy eternal home. 

4 The Saviour bids thee watch and pray, 

Oh, hearken to his voice, 
And follow where he leads the way, 
To heaven's eternal joys ! 

?0 / Sam. / .• 19, 13. Beddomb. 

Prayer is the breath of God in man, 
Returning whence it came ; 

Love is the sacred fire within, 
And prayer the rising flame. 

2 It gives the burdened spirit case, 

And soothes the troubled breast ; 
Yields comfort to the mourning soul, 
And to the weary rest. 

3 When God inclines the heart to pray, 

He hath an ear to hear ; 
To him there 's music in a sigh, 
And beauty in a tear. 

4 The humble suppliant cannot fail 

To have his wants supplied, 
Since he for sinners intercedes, 
Who once for sinners died. 



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And hate what we deplore. 

2 Our contrite spirits pitying see ; 

True penitence impart : 
And let a healing ray from thee 
Beam hope on every heart. 

3 When we disclose our wants in prayer, 

May we our wills resign ; 
Nor let a thought our bosom share, 

"Which is not wholly thine. 

4 Let faith each meek petition fill, 

And waft it to the skies ; 
And teach our heart 'tis goodness still 
That grants it or denies. 



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Spirit of truth ! on this thy day, 

To thee for help we cry, 
To guide us through the "dreary way 

Of dark mortality. 

2 We ask not, Lord, the cloven flame, 

Or tongues of various tone ; 
But long thy praises to proclaim, 
With fervor in our own. 

3 No heavenly harpings soothe our ear, 

No mystic dreams we share ; 

Yet hope to feel thy comfort near, 

And bless thee in our prayer. 



4 When tongues shall cease, and power 
decay, 
And knowledge empty prove, 
Do thou thy trembling servants stay, 
With faith, and hope, and love. 

2 3 Key. 5 : /S. Watts. 

Come, let us lift our joyful eyes 

Up to the courts above, 
And smile to see our Father there, 

Upon a throne of love. 

2 The peaceful gates of heavenly bliss 
Are opened by the Son ; 
High let us raise our notes of praise, 
And reach the almighty throne. 

7 A Luke 24. : 29. Anom. 

God of the sun-light hours, how sad 
Would evening shadows be, 

Or night, in deeper sable clad, — 
If aught were dark to thee ! 

2 How mournfully that golden gleam 

Would touch the thoughtful heart, 
If, with its soft, retiring beam, 
We saw thy love depart. 

3 But, tho' the gathering gloom may hide 

Those gentle rays awhile, 
Yet they who in thy house abide, 
Shall ever share thy smile. 

4 Then let creation's volume close, 

Though every page be bright ; 
On thine, still open, we repose 
With more intense delight. 



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Come, sound his praise abroad, 
And hymns of glory sing : 

Jehovah is the sovereign God, 
The universal King. 

2 He formed the deeps unknown ; 

He gave the seas their bound ; 
The watery worlds are all his own, 
And all the solid ground. 

3 Come, worship at his throne, 

Come, bow before the Lord : 
We are his work, and not our own, 
He formed us by his word. 

4 To-day attend his voice, 

Nor dare provoke his rod ; 
Come, like the people of his choice, 
And own your gracious God. 

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Great is the Lord our God, 

And let his praise be great ; 
He makes his churches his abode, 

His most delightful seat. 

2 These temples of his grace, 

How beautiful they stand ! 

The honors of our native place, 

And bulwarks of our land. 

3 In Zion, God is known, 

A refuge in distress : 
How bright hath his salvation shone 
Through all her palaces ! 



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4 Oft have our fathers told, — 

Our eyes have often seen, — 
How well our God secures the fold 
Where his own sheep have been. 

5 In every new distress, 

We'll to his house repair ; 
We'll think upon his wondrous grace, 
And seek deliverance there. 



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My God, permit my tongue 
This joy, to call thee mine ; 

And let my early cries prevail 
To taste thy love divine. 

2 For life, without thy love, 

No relish can afford ; 
No joy can be compared with this, 
To serve and please the Lord. 

3 In wakeful hours of night, 

I call my God to mind ; 
I think how wise thy counsels are, 
And all thy dealings kind. 

4 Since thou hast been my help, 

To thee my spirit flies ; 
And on thy watchful providence 
My cheerful hope relies. 

5 The shadow of thy wings 

My soul in safety keeps ; 
I follow where my Father leads, 
And he supports my steps. 



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2 See — flowers of paradise, 

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The sun of glory gilds the path, 
And dear companions sing. 

3 See — Salem's golden spires, 

In beauteous prospect, rise ; 
And brighter crowns than mortals wear, 
Which sparkle through the skies. 

4 All honor to his name, 

Who marks the shining way, — 
To him who leads the pilgrims on 

To realms of endless da v. 



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i) thou above all prai- 
Above all blessing high, 

Who would not fear thy holy name, 
And laud, and magnify ! 

2 Oh, for the living flame 

From thine own altar brought, 
To touch «»ur lips, onr souls inspire. 
An I wing to heaven our thought ! 

I ia onr strength and song, 

And his salvation ours ; 
Then be his love in Christ proclaimed 
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AVitii joy we lift our eyes 

To those bright realms above, 

That glorious temple in the skies, 
Where dwells eternal Love. 

2 Before thy throne we bow, 

O thou almighty King ; 
Here we present the solemn vow, 
And hymns of praise we sing. 

3 While in thy house we kneel, 

With trust and holy fear, 
Thy mercy and thy truth reveal, 
And lend a gracious ear. 

A. I Acts 17 : 2&- Bulfinch. 

Lord, in this sacred hour 
Within thy courts we bend, 

And bless thy love, and own thy power, 
Our Father and our Friend. 

2 But thou art not alone 

In courts by mortals trod ; 
Nor only ia the day thine own 
When man draws near to God. 

3 Thy temple is the arch 

Of you unmeasured sky ; 
Thy Sabbath, the stupendous march 
Of thine eternity. 

4 Lord, may that holier day 

Dawn on thy servants' sight; 
And purer worship may we pay 
In heaven's unclouded light. 



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And let our joys be known : 
Join in a _ >rd, 

And thus surround the throne. 

9 Let those refuse to sing 

never knew our God : 
But children of the heavenly King 
Miv speak their joys abroad. 

3 The men of grace have found 

Glory be<run below ; 
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From faith and hope may grow. 

4 The hill of Zion yields 

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Before we reach the heavenly fields, 
Or walk the golden str 

5 Then let our songs abound, 

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"Welcome, sweet day of rest, 

That saw the Lord aiv 
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2 The King himself comes near, 
And feasts his saints to-day ; 
Hers may we sit, and see him here, 
And love, and praise, and pray. 



3 One day, amid the place 

Where my dear Lord hath been, 
Is sweeter than ten thousand days 
Within the tents of "sin. 

4 My willing soul would stay 

In such a frame as this, 
And sit and sing herself away 
To everlasting bliss. 



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A A Her. to : 8, 4. 

Awake, and sing the song 
Of Moses and the Lamb ; 

Wake, every heart and every tongue 
To praise the Saviour's name. 

2 Sing of his dyincr love : 

Sing of his rising power : 
Sins:, how he intercedes above 
For those whose sins he bore. 

3 Ye pilgrims ; n the road 

To Zion's city, sing ! 
Rejoice ye in the Lamb of God, — 
In Christ, the eternal King. 

- - on shall we hear him say. — 
u Ye blessed children ! come ;" 
Soon will he call us hence away, 
And take his wanderers home. 

5 There shall each raptured tongue 
His endless praise proclaim ; 
And sweeter voices tune the song 
Of Moses and the Lamb. 



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With both, our friendship shall be sweet, 
And our communion dear. 

2 God pities all our griefs : 

He pardons every day ; 
• Almighty to protect our souls, 
And wise to guide our way. 

3 How large his bounties are ! 

What various stores of good, 
Diffused from our Redeemer's hand, 
And purchased with his blood ! 

4 Jesus, our living Head, 

We bless thy faithful care ; 

Our Advocate before the throne, 

And onr Forerunner there. 

5 Here fix, my roving heart ! 

Here wait, my warmest love ! 
Till the communion be complete, 
In nobler scenes above. 



3 My soul ! ask what thou wilt ; 

Thou canst not be too bold ; 
Since his own blood for thee he spilt, 
What else can he withhold ? 

4 Thine image, Lord, bestow, 

Thy presence and thy love ; 

I ask to serve thee here below, 

And reign with thee above. 

5 Teach me to live by faith ; 

Conform my will to thine ; 
Let me victorious be in death, 
And then in glory shine. 



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Behold the throne of grace ! 

The promise calls me near ; 
There Jesus shows a smiling face, 

And waits to answer prayer. 

2 That rich atoning blood, 

Which sprinkled round I see, 
Provides for those who come to God 
An all prevailing plea. 



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Jesus, who knows full well 

The heart of every saint. 
Invites us, all our grief to tell, 

To pray and never faint. 

He bows his gracious ear, — 

We never plead in vain ; 
Then let us wait till he appear, 

And pray, and pray again. 

Jesus, the Lord, will bear 
His chosen when they cry ; 

Yes, though he may a while forbear, 
He '11 help them from on high. 

Then let us earnest cry, 
And never faint in prayer ; 

lie sees, he hears, and, from on high, 
Will make our cause his care. 



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How calm and beautiful the morn, 
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Where Christ the crucified was borne, 
And vailed in midnight gloom ! 

Oh, weep no more the Saviour slain, 

The Lord is risen, he lives again. 

S V • mourning saints, dry every tear 
For your departed Lord, 
" Behold the place, he is not here !" 

The tomb is all an barred: 
The gates of death were closed in vain, 
The Lord is risen, he lives again. 

3 Now cheerful to the house of prayer, 

Your early footsteps bend : 
The Saviour will himself be there, 

four Advocate and Friend : 
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Your unbelieving fears: 

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The Lord i> risen, he lives strain. 



5 And when the shades of evening fall, 
When life's last hour draws nigh, 
If Jesus shines upon the soul, 

How blissful then to die ! 
Since he hath risen that once was slain, 
Ye die in Christ to live again. 

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Lord of my life, whose tender care 

Hath led me on till now, 
Here lowly at the hour of prayer 

Before thy throne I bow; 
I bless thy gracious hand, and pray 
Forgiveness for another day. 

2 01), may I daily, hourly strive 

In heavenly grace to grow; 
To thee, and to thy glory, live, 

I fead to all else below ; 
Tread in the path my Saviour trod, 
Though thorny, yet the path to God, 

3 With prayer my humble praise I bring, 

For mercies day by day ; 
Lord, teach my heart thy love to sing, 
Lord, teach me how to pray ; 

All that I have — I am — to thee 
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Lord, we come before thee now, 
At thy feet we humbly bow ; 
Oh, do not our suit disdain ! 
Shall we seek thee, Lord, in vain ? 

2 Lord, on thee our souls depend, 
In compassion now descend ; 

Fill our hearts with thy rich grace, 
Tune our lips to sing thy praise. 

3 In thine own appointed way, 
Now we seek thee ; here we stay ; 
Lord, we know not how to go, 
Till a blessing thou bestow. 

4 Comfort those who weep and mourn ; 
Let the time of joy return ; 

Those that are cast down lift up ; 
Make them strong in faith and hope. 

5 Grant that all may seek and find 
Thee a God supremely kind ; 
Heal the sick ; the captive free ; 
Let us all rejoice in thee. 

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To thy pastures fair and large, 
Heavenly Shepherd, lead thy charge, 
And my couch, with tenderest care, 
'Mid the springing grass prepare. 

2 When I faint with summer's heat, 
Thou shalt guide my weary feet 
To the streams that, still and slow, 
Through the verdant meadows flow. 



3 Safe the dreary vale I tread, 

By the shades of death o'erspread, 
With thy rod and staff supplied, 
This my guard — and that my guide. 

4 Constant to my latest end, 
Thou my footsteps shalt attend ; 
And shalt bid thy hallowed dome 
Yield me an eternal home. 



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To thy temple we repair — 
Lord, we love to worship there, 
When within the vail we meet 
Thee upon the mercy-seat. 

2 While thy glorious name is sung, 
Tune our lips — unloose our tongue ; 
Then our joyful souls shall bless 
Thee, the Lord our Righteousness. 

3 While to thee our prayers ascend, 
Let thine ear in love attend ; 
Hear us, for thy Spirit pleads — 
Hear, for Jesus intercedes. 

4 While thy word is heard with awe, 
While we tremble at thy law, 

Let thy gospel's wondrous love 
Every doubt and fear remove. 

5 From thy house when we return, 
Let our hearts within us burn ; 
That at evening we may say — 

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•;:, my soul, thy suit prepare, 
.1 mis loves to answer prayer; 
He himself has bid thee pray, 
Therefore will not say thee nay. 

2 AVitli my burden I begin : — 
Lord ! remove this load of sin ; 
Let thy blood, for sinners spilt, 
S^t my conscience free from guilt. 

3 Lord ! I come to thee for rest, 
Take possession of my breast ; 
There, thy sovereign right maintain, 
And, without a rival, reign. 

4 While I am a pilgrim here, 
Let thy love my spirit cheer; 

my Guide, my Guard, my Friend, 
Lead me to my journey's end. 

Show me what 1 have to do, 

Every hour my strength renew; 
1. I me live a life of faith, 
I. " me die thy people's death. 

^ O Gen. 32 : 20. Newton. 

! T cannot let thee go, 
Till a blessing thou bestow : 
I » » not turn away thy face, 
Mine 's an urgent, pressing case. 

a sinner, near de-pair, 
_rht thy mercy-seat by prayer; 
Mercy beard and >et him free — 

i ! that mercy came to mc 



3 Many days have passed since then, 
Many changes I have seen ; 

Yet have been upheld till now; 
Who could hold me up but thou ? 

4 Thou hast helped in every need — 
This emboldens me to plead ; 
After so much mercy past, 
Canst thou let me sink at last? 

5 No — I must maintain my hold ; 

'T is thy goodness makes me bold ; 

I can no denial take, 

Since I plead for Jesus' sake. 



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Heavenly Father, sovereign Lord, 
Be thy glorious name adored ! 
Lord, thy mercies never fail ; 
Hail, celestial goodness, hail ! 

2 Though unworthy, Lord, thine ear, 
Deign our humble songs to hear; 
Purer praise we hope to brine-, 
When around thy throne we sing. 

3 While on earth ordained to stay, 
Guide our footsteps in thy way, 

Till we come to dwell with thee, 
Till we all thy glory see. 

4 Then, with angel-harps again, 

We will wake a nobler strain ; 
There, in joyful songs of praise, 

( >ur triumphant voices rai-e. 



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Now, from labor and from care, 
Evening shades have set me free; 

In the work of praise and prayer, 
Lord ! I would converse with thee : 

Oh ! behold me from above, 

Fill me with a Saviour's love. 

2 Sin and sorrow, guilt and woe, 

Wither all my earthly joys ; 
Naught can charm me here below, 

But my Saviour's melting voice ; 
Lord ! forgive — thy grace restore, 
Make me thine forevermore. 

3 For the blessings of this day, 

For the mercies of this hour, 
For the gospel's cheering ray, 

For the Spirit's quickening power, — 
Grateful notes to thee I raise ; 
Oh ! accept my song of praise. 

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Hail, thou bright and sacred morn, 
Risen with gladness in thy beams ! 

Light, which not of earth is born, 
From thy dawn in glory streams ; 

Airs of heaven are breathed around, 

And each place is holy ground. 

2 Great Creator ! who this day 

From thy perfect work didst rest ; 
By the souls that own thy sway 

Hallowed be its hours and blest ; 
( 'ares of earth aside be thrown, 
This day given to heaven alone ! 



Saviour ! who this day didst break 
The dark prison of the tomb ; 

Bid my slumbering soul awake, 

Shine through all its sin and gloom : 

Let me, from my bonds set free, 

Rise from sin, and live to thee. 

Blessed Spirit ! Comforter ! 

Sent this day from Christ on high ; 
Lord, on me thy gifts confer, 

Cleanse, illumine, sanctify ! 
All thine influence shed abroad, 
Fill me with the peace of God. 



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Christ, whose glory fills the skies, 
Christ, the true, the only light, 

Sun of Righteousness, arise, 

Triumph o'er the shades of night ; 

Day-spring from on high, be near, 

Day-star in my heart appear. 

2 Dark and cheerless is the morn, 

If thy light is hid from me ; 
Joyless is the day's return, 

Till thy mercy's beams I see ; 
Till they inward light impart, 
Warmth and gladness to my heart. 

3 Visit, then, this soul of mine ; 

Pierce the gloom of sin and grief; 
Fill me, radiant Sun divine ! 

Scatter all my unbelief ; 
More and more thyself display, 
Shining to the perfect day. 



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2 In our sickness and our health, 
In our want, or in our wealth, 
If we look to God in prayer, 
God is present everywhere. 

3 When our earthly comforts fail, 
When the foes of life prevail, 
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<i<>,l is present everywhere. 

4 Then, my soul, in every strait, 
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r and holy is the place, 
Where the light that beams from 
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With the joy of sin forgiven. 

8 There, with one accord we meet, 
All the words of life to hear; 
B ling low at Jesus 1 feet, 
Worshiping with godly fear. 

3 Lot the world and all its cares 
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Purest joy thy scenes afford 

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Heavenly Spirit ! may each heart 
Through these sacred hours be thine ; 

May we from the world depart, 
Breathing after things divine. 

2 Lead us forth with joy and peace, 
To thy temple, in thy ways ; 
And when this sweet day shall cease, 
May its sun go down with praise. 

GO si.et* fO : S3. Ray Palmer. 

Stealing from the world away, 
We are come to seek thy face ; 

Kindly meet us, Lord, we pray, 
Grant us thy reviving grace. 

2 Yonder stars that gild the sky 

Shine but with a borrowed light; 
We, unless thy light be nigh, 
Wander, wrapt in gloomy night. 

3 Sun of Righteousness ! dispel 

All our darkness, doubts, and fears; 
May thy light within us dwell, 
Till eternal day appeal's. 

4 Warm our hearts in prayer and praise, 

Lift our every thought above; 
Bear the grateful songs we raise, 
Fill us with thy perfect love, 



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Mighty God ! while angels bless thee, 

May a mortal lisp thy name ? 
Lord of men, as well as angels ! 

Thou art every creature's theme 
Lord of every land and nation ! 

Ancient of eternal days ! , 
Sounded through the wide creation, 

Be thy just and awful praise. 

2 For the grandeur of thy nature, — 

Grand, beyond a seraph's thought ; 
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"Wings ah angel, guides a sparrow ; 

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3 For thy rich, thy free redemption, 

Bright, tho' vailed in darkness long, 
Thought is poor, and poor expression ; 

Who can sing that wondrous song ? 
Brightness of the Father's glory ! 

Shall thy praise unuttered lie ? 
Break, my tongue ! such guilty silence, 

Sing the Lord who came to die : — 

4 From the highest throne of glory, 

To the cross of deepest woe, 
Ca>nc to ransom guilty captives ! — 
Flow, i::y praise, forever flow : 



Re-ascend, immortal Saviour ! 

Leave thy footstool, take thy throne ; 
Thence return and reign forever ; — 

Be the kingdom all thine own ! 



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Who, in God the Father's name, 
With compassions never ceasing, 

Comes salvation to proclaim. 
Hail, ye saints, who know his favor, 

Who within his gates are found ; 
Hail, ye saints, the exalted Saviour, 

Let his courts with praise resound. 

Lo, Jehovah, we adore thee ; 

Thee our Saviour ! thee our God ! 
From his throne his beams of glory 

Shine through all the world abroad. 
In his word his light arises, 

Brightest beams of truth and grace ; 
Bind, oh, bind your sacrifices, 

In his courts your offerings place. 

Jesus, thee our Saviour hailing, 

Thee our God in praise we own ; 
Highest honors, never failing, 

Rise eternal round thy throne ; 
Now, ye saints, his power confessing, 

In your grateful strains adore ; 
For his mercy, never ceasing, 

Flows, and flows forevcrmore. 



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Her sweet communion, solemn vows, 
Her hymns of love and praise. 

5 Jesus, thou Friend divine, 

Our Saviour and our King, 
Thy hand from every snare and foe, 
Shall great deliverance bring. 

6 Sure as thy truth shall last, 

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How sweet the melting lay 
Which breaks upon the ear, 

When at the hour of rising day 
Christians unite in prayer. 

2 The breezes waft their cries 

Up to Jehovah's throne ; 
He listens to their humble sighs, 
And sends his blessings down. 

3 So Jesus rose to pray 

Before the morning light — 
Once on the chilling mount did stay, 
And wrestle all the night. 

4 So Jesus still doth pray 

Before the morning bright, 
On heavenly mountains far away, 
While we toil here in night. 

5 Leave, Lord, thy vigil there, 

I descend upon life's wave ; 
Come to the bark through midnight air, 
The storm shall cease to rave. 

70 ¥>*./. 17. DWIGHT. 

I love thy kingdom, Lord, — 

The house of thine abode, 
The church our blot Redeemer saved 

With his own precious blood. 

9 I 1 >\e thy church, God ! 
Her walls before thee stand, 
the apple of thine 1 

1 graven on thy hand. 



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Come at the morning hour, 
( lome, let US kneel and pray ; 

Prayer is the Christian pilgrim's staff 
To walk with Gpd all day. 

2 At noon, beneath the Rock 
Of ages, rest and pray ; 
Sweet is that shelter from the sun 
In weary heat of day. 

:; At evening, in thy home, 
Around its altar, pray ; 
And finding there the house of God, 

With heaven then close the day. 



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O day of ■ rest and gladness, 

O day of joy and light, 
O balm of care and sadness, 

Most beautiful, most bright ; 
On thee, the high and lowly, 

Bending before the throne, 
Sing, Holy, Holy, Holy, 

To the Great Three in One. 

2 On thee, at the creation, 

The light first had its birth : 
On thee, for our salvation, 

Christ rose from depths of earth ; 
On thee, our Lord, victorious, 

The Spirit sent from Heaven, 
And thus on thee, most glorious, 

A triple light was given. 

3 To-day on weary nations 

The heavenly manna falls ; 
To holy convocations 

The silver trumpet calls, 
Where gospel light is glowing 

With pure and radiant beams, 
And living water flowing 

With soul-refreshing streams. 

4 New graces ever gaining 

From this our day of rest, 
We reach the rest remaining 

To spirits of the blest. 
To Holy Ghost be praises, 

To Father and to Son ; 
The Church her voice upraises 

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Thine holy day's returning, 

Our hearts exult to see ; 
And with devotion burning, 

Ascend, God, to thee ! 
To-day with purest pleasure, 

Our thoughts from earth withdraw ; 
W r e search for heavenly treasure, 

We learn thy holy law. 
2 We join to sing thy praises, 

Lord of the Sabbath day ; 
Each voice in gladness raises 

Its loudest, sweetest lay ! 
Thy richest mercies sharing, 

Inspire us with thy love, 
By grace our souls preparing 

For nobler praise above. 



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Davis. 



From every earthly pleasure, 

From every transient joy, 
From every mortal treasure 

That soon will fade and die ; 
No longer these desiring, 

Upward our wishes tend, 
To nobler bliss aspiring, 

And joys that never end. 
What though we are but strangers 

And sojourners below, 
And countless snares and dangers 

Surround the path we go ? 
Though painful and distressing, 

Yet there's a rest above ; 
And onward still we're pressing, 

To reach that land of love. 



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Holy One, in whom we a 
Live, and move, and have 

Hear us when on thee we call 

Father, hear us, 
As before thy throne we fall. 
2 Of all good art thou the Giver; 

Weak and wandering ones are we ; 
Then forever, yea, forever, 

In thy presence would we be ; 

Oh, be near us. 
That we wander not from thee. 



There, in worship purer, sweeter, 
All thy people shall adore ; 

Tasting of enjoyment greater 

Than they could conceive before ; 

Full enjoyment, 
Full and pure forevermorc. 



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Ill thy name, () Lord, assembling, 

We, thy people, now draw near; 
Teach us to rejoice with trembling: 
k, and let thy servants hear; 
Hear with meekness — 
Hear thy word with godly fear. 
While our days on earth are lengthened, 

May we give them. Lord, to tin 
< Jheered by hope,anddaily strengthened, 
May we rim, nor weary be, 

Till thy glory 
Without cloud in heaven we see. 



Welcome, days of solemn meeting; 

Welcome, days of praise and prayer; 
Far from earthly scenes retreating, 

In your blessings we would share; 
Sacred seasons, 

In your blessings we would share. 

2 Be thou near us, blessed Saviour, 

Still at morn and eve the same ; 
(Jive us faith that cannot waver; 
Kindle in us heaven's own flame ; 

Blessed Saviour 
Kindle in us heaven's own flame. 

3 When the fervent heart is flowing, 

Holy Spirit, hear that prayer: 
When the song of praise i-^ flowing, 
Let that song thine impress bear; 

Holy Spirit, 
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No privilege so dear shall be, 

As thus my inmost soul to pour 
In faithful, filial prayer to thee ! 

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Thou, Saviour, from thy throne on high, 
Enrobed in light and girt with power, 
Dostnotethe thought, the prayer, the sigh, 
Of hearts that love the tranquil hour, 

2 Oft thou thyself didst steal away, 
At eventide, from labor done, 

In some still, peaceful shade to pray 
Till morning watches were begun. 

3 Thou hast not, dearest Lord, forgot 
Thy wrestlings on Judea's hills; 
And still thou lov'st the quiet spot 
Where praise the lowly spirit fills. 

4 Now to our souls, withdrawn awhile 
From earth's rude noise, thy face reveal ; 
And as we worship, kindly smile, 
And for thine own our spirits seal. 

5 To thee we bring each grief and care, 
To thee we fly while tempests lower; 
Thou wilt the weary burdens bear 

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Sun of my soul ! thou Saviour dear, 
It is not night if thou be near : 
Oh, may no earth-born cloud arise 
To hide thee from thy servant's eyes ! 

2 When soft the dews of kindly sleep 
My wearied eyelids gently steep, 
Be my last thought, — how sweet to rest 
Forever on my Saviour's breast ! 

8 Abide with me from morn till eve, 
For without thee I cannot live ; 
Abide with me when night is nigh, 
For without thee I dare not die. 

4 Be near to bless me when I wake, 
Ere through the world my way I take; 
Abide with me till in thy love 
I lose myself in heaven above. 

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My God, is any hour so sweet, 
From blush of morn to evening star, 
As that which calls me to thy feet, 
The calm and holy hour of prayer ? 

Blest is the tranquil break of morn, 
And blest the hush of solemn eve, 
When on the wings of prayer up-borne, 
This fair, but transient, world I leave. 

Then is my strength by thee renewed ; 
Then are my sins by thee forgiven ; 
Then dost thou cheer my solitude, 
With clear and beauteoushopes of heaven. 



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Love Divine! that stooped to share 
Our sharpest pang, our bitterest tear, 
On thee we cast each earth-bora care, 
We smile at pain while Thou art near. 

2 Though long the weary way we tread, 
And sorrow crown each lingering year, 
No path we shun, no darkness dread, 

1 >ir hearts still whispering, Thou art near. 

9 When drooping pleasure turns to grief, 
And trembling faith is changed to fear, 
The murmuring wind, the quivering leaf, 
Shall softly tell us Thou art near. 

thee we 'fling our burdening woe, 
( I Love I >ivine, forever dear ; 
• t to Buffer while we know, 

Living or dying, Thou art near! 



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Let me but hear my Saviour say, 

ogth shall be equal to thy day ;" 
Then L rejoice in deep distress, 
i 1 1 ir on all-sufficient grace* 

do ;tll things — or *an bear 
All suffering, if my Lord be there; 

• pleasure* mingle with the pains, 
While be my sinking head sustains, 

y in infirmity. 
That Christ's own power may rest on me; 
When 1 am weak, then am I strong; 

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Far from my thoughts, vain world, 

begone ! 
Let my religious hours alone : 
Fain would mine eyes my Saviour see — 
I wait a visit, Lord ! from thee. 

My heart grows warm with holy fire, 
And kindles with a pure desire : 
Come, my dear Jesus ! from above, 
And feed my soul with heavenly love. 

Blest Saviour ! what delicious fare — 
How sweet thine entertainments are! 
Never did angels taste above 
Redeeming grace and dying love. 



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Away from earth my spirit turns, 
Away from every transient good ; 
With strong desire my bosom burns, 
To feast on heaven's immortal food. 

•2 Thou, Saviour, art the living bread ; 
Thou wilt my every want supply : 
By thee sustained, and cheered, and led, 
I '11 press through dangers to the sky. 

•') What though temptations oft distn 
And sin assails and breaks my peace ; 

Thou wilt uphold, and save, and bless, 
And bid the storms pi passion & 

4 Then let me take thy gracions hand, 
And walk beside thee onward still ; 
Till my glad feet shall safely stand, 
Forever lirm on Zion's hill. 



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87 Ts.117. Watts. 

From all that dwell below the skies, 
Let the Creator's praise arise : 
Let the Redeemer's name be sung, 
Through every land, by every tongue. 

2 Eternal are thy mercies, Lord ! 
Eternal truth attends thy word : 
Thy praise shall sound from shore to 

shore, 
Till suns shall rise and set no more. 

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All people that on earth do dwell, 
Sing to the Lord with cheerful voice ; 

Him serve with fear, his praise forth tell, 
Come ye before him and rejoice. 

2 The Lord, ye know, is God indeed, 

Without our aid he did us make ; 
We arc his flock, he doth us feed, 
And for his sheep he doth us take. 

3 Oh, enter, then, his gates with praise ; 

Approach with joy his courts unto ; 
Praise, laud, and bless his name always, 
For it b seemly so to do. 

4 For why ? the Lord our God is good, 

His mercy is forever sure ; 
His truth at all times firmly stood, 
And shall from ao-e to age endure. 



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Ye nations round the earth, rejoice 
Before the Lord, your sovereign King ; 

Serve him with cheerful heart and voice, 
With all your tongues his glory sing. 

2 The Lord is God — 'tis he alone 

Doth life and breath and being give : 
We are his work — and not our own, 
The sheep that on his pastures live. 

3 Enter his gates with songs of joy, 

With praises to his courts repair ; 
And make it your divine employ, 

To pay your thanks and honors there. 

4 The Lord is good — the Lord is kind ; 

Great is his grace — his mercy sure ; 
And all the race of man shall find 
.His truth from age to age endure. 

86 2*9.39. Watts. 

Jehovah reigns ; his throne is high ; 
Ilis robes are light and majesty ; 
II is glory shines with beams so bright, 
No mortal can sustain the sight. 

2 His terrors keep the world in awe ; 
His justice guards his holy law ; 
Yet love reveals a smiling face, 
And truth and promise seal the grace. 

J3 Through all his works his wisdom shines, 
And baffles Satan's deep designs ; 
His power is sovereign to fulfill 
The noblest counsels of his will. 



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Awake, my soul \ awake, my tongue ! 
Bosanna to the eternal name, 
And all his boundless love proclaim. 

2 See where it shines in Jesus' face, — 
The brightest image of his grace ! 
God, in the person of his Son, 
Hath all his mightiest works outdone. 

8 ( rrace ! — 't is a sweet, a charming theme : 
My thoughts rejoice at Jesus' name : 

Y a igels! dwell upon the sound : 
Ye heavens ! reflect it to the ground. 

! may I n-ach that happy place, 
Where he an vails his lovely face, 
Where all hi^ beauties you behold, 
And sing his name to harps of gold. 

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1 1 ion in the heavens, eternal God! 

Thy u ri ""l" ( ' >s in full glory shines; 
Thy truth shall break through every cloud 

That vails and darkens thv designs. 

firm thy justice stands, 
As mountains their foundations keep : 
Wise are the wonders of thy hands; 
Thy judgments are a mighty deep. 

9 My I rod, how excellent thy grace! 

Whence all our hope and comfort 
springs ; 
Tli'- Adam, in distress, 

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4 From the provisions of thy house 

We shall be fed with sweet repast; 
There, mercy like a river flows, 
And brings salvation to our taste. 

5 Life, like a fountain rich and free, 

Springs from the presence of my Lord ; 
And in thy light our souls shall see 
The glories promised in thy word. 

Q I " Te Deum." Anon. 

Lord God of Hosts, by all adored ! 
Thy name we praise with one accord ; 
The earth and heavens are full of thee, 
Thy light, thy love, thy majesty. 

2 Loud hallelujahs to thy name 
Angels and seraphim proclaim ; 
Eternal praise to thee is given 

By all the powers and thrones in heaven. 

3 The apostles join the glorious throng, 
The prophets aid to swell the song, 
The noble and triumphant host 

Of martyrs make of thee their boast. 

4 The holy church in every place 
Throughout the world exalts thy praise ; 
Both heaven and earth do worship thee, 
Thou Father of eternity ! 

5 From day to day, Lord, do we 
Highly exalt and honor thee; 
Thy name we worship and adore, 
World without end, forevermore. 



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4 Frail children of dust, and feeble as frail, 
In thee do we trust, nor find thee to fail ; 
Thy mercies how tender ! how firm to 

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Our Maker, Defender, Redeemer, and 
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QA ftev. 7: tO. C. Wesley. 

Ye servantsof God, yourMaster proclaim, 
And publish abroad his wonderful name ; 
The name all-victorious of Jesus extol ; 
His kingdom is glorious, he rules over all. 

2 God ruleth on high, almighty to save ; 
And still he is nigh — his presence we 

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3 Salvation to God, who sits on the throne, . 
Let all cry aloud, and honor the Son ; 
The praises of Jesus the angels proclaim, 
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In their great Creator let all men rejoice, 
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2 Let them his great name devoutly adore ; 
In loud-swelling strains his praises ex- 
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Who graciously opens his bountiful store, 
Their wants to relieve, and his children 
to bless. 

8 With glory adorned, his people shall sing- 
To God, who defence and plenty supplies; 
Their loud acclamations to him, their 

great King, 
Through earth shall be sounded, and 

reach to the skies. 

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Oh, worship the King all-glorious above, 
And gratefully sing his wonderful love ; 
Our Shield and Defender, the Ancient 

of days, 
Pavilioned in splendor, and girded with 

praise. 

2 Oh, tell of his might,andsing of hisgrace, 
Whose robe is the light, whose canopy 

space ; 
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Thy condescending love 
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2 God of our feeble race, 
God of redeeming grace, 

Spirit all-blest ! 
Our own eternal Friend, 
Thy guardian influence lend, 
From every snare defend — 

In thee we rest. 

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Praise ye Jehovah's name ; 

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Uise and adore ; 
Hio-h o'er the heavens above, 
Sound his great acts of love, 
While his rich grace we prove, 

Vast as his power. 

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Thus far the Lord lias led me on ; 
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And every evening shall make known 
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2 Much of my time has run to waste, 
And I, perhaps, am near my home ; 
But he forgives my follies past, 

And gives me strength for days to come. 

3 I lay my body down to sleep ; 
Peace is the pillow for my head ; 
While w T ell-appointed angels keep 
Their watchful stations round my bed. 

4 Thus, when the night of death shall come, 
My flesh shall rest beneath the ground, 
And wait thy voice to break my tomb, 
AVith sweet salvation in the sound. 

Q Q Eph. 5 : /9. Heber. 

Lord, now we part in thy blest name, 
In which we here together came ; 
Grant us, our few remaining days, 
To work thy will and spread thy praise. 

2 Teach us in life and death to bless 
Thee, Lord, our strength and righteous- 
ness ; 

Grant that we all may meet above, 
Where we shall better sing thy love. 

3 To God the Father, God the Son, 
And God the Spirit, three in one, 
Be honor, praise, and glory given, 
By all on earth, and all in heaven. 



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Dismiss us with thy blessing, Lord ! 
Help us to feed upon "thy word ; 
All that has been amiss, forgive, 
And let thy truth within us live. 

2 Though. we are guilty, thou art good ; 
Wash all our works in Jesus' blood ; 
Give every burdened soul release, 
And bid us all depart in peace. 

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While now upon this Sabbath eve, 
Thy house, Almighty God, we leave, 
'Tis sweet, as sinks the setting sun, 
To think on all our duties done. 

2 Oh ! evermore may all our bliss 
Be peaceful, pure, divine like this ; 
And may each Sabbath, as it flies, 
Fit us for joys beyond the skies. 



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Ere to the world again we go, 
Its pleasures, cares, and idle show, 
Thy grace, once more, O God, we crave, 
From folly and from sin to save. 

2 May the great truths we here have heard 
The lessons of thy holy word — 
Dwell in our inmost bosoms deep, 
And all our souls from error keep. 

3 Oh ! may the influence of this day 
Long as our memory with us stay, 
And as a constant guardian prove, 
To guide us to our home above. 






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For all the blessings of the light ; 
Keep me, oh, keep me, King of kings ! 
Beneath thine own almighty wings. 

2 Forgive me, Lord, for thy dear Son, 
The ill which I this day have done ; 
That with the world, myself, and thee, 
I, ere I sleep, at peace may be. 

3 Teach me to live, that I may dread 
The grave as little as my bed : 
Teach me to die, that so I may 
Rise glorious at the judgment-day. 

4 Oh, let my soul on thee repose, 

may Bweet sleep mine eyelids close ! 
'. which shall me more vigorous 
make, 

my God when I awake. 

B B thon my guardian, while I sleep, 
Thy watchful station near me keep; 
My heart with love celestial till, 
And guard me from the approach of ill. 
I, let my soul forever share, 
Miss of thy paternal care: 
heaven on earth, 't is heaven above. 
To Bee thy face, and sing thy love! 

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The peace which God alone reveals, 
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1 keep, and cheer our hearts! 



2 And may the holy Three in One, 
The Father, Word, and Comforter, 
Pour an abundant blessing down 
On every soul assembled here ! 

3 Praise God, from whom all blessings flow; 
Praise him, all creatures here below ; 
Praise him above, ye heavenly host ! 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 



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I05 

Millions within thy courts have met, 
Millions, this day, before thee bowed ; 
Their faces Zion-ward were set, 
Vows with their lips to thee they vowed. 

2 Soon as the light of morning broke 
O'er island, continent, or deep, 
Thy far-spread family awoke, 
Sabbath, all round the world, to keep. 

3 From east to west, the sun surveyed, 
From north to south, adoring throngs; 
And still, when evening stretched her 

shade, 
The stars came out to hear their songs. 

4 And not a prayer, a tear, a sigh, 

I lath failed this day some suit to gain ; 
To those in trouble thou wert nigh : 
Not one hath sought thy face in vain. 

5 Yet one prayer more ! — and be it one, 
In which both heaven and earth a<'<'<>nl : 
Fulfill thy promise to thy Sou ; 

Let all that breathe call Jesus Lord ! 



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The swift declining day, 

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While evening's broad and gloomy shade 

Gains on the western sky. 

2 Ye mortals, mark its pace, 

And use the hours of light ; 
And know, its Maker can command 
At once eternal night. 

3 Give glory to the Lord, 

Who rules the whirling sphere ; 
Submissive at his footstool bow, 
And seek salvation there. 

4 Then shall new lustre break 

Through death's impending gloom, 
And lead you to unchanging light, 
In your celestial home. 



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To God the only wise, 

Who keeps us by his word, 

Be glory now and evermore, 
Through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

2 Hosanna to the Word, 

Who from the Father came ; 
Ascribe salvation to the Lord, 
And ever bless his name. 

3 The grace of Christ our Lord, 

The Father's boundless love, 
The Spirit's blest communion, too, 
De with us from above. 



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108 Zuke 3 & ' 3 9- Neale. 

The day, Lord, is spent ; 

Abide with us, and r rest ; 
Our hearts' desires are fully bent 

On making thee our guest. 

2 We have not reached that land, 

That happy land, as yet, 
Where holy angels round thee stand, 
W nose sun can never set. 

3 Our sun is sinking now, 

Our day is almost o'er ; 
O Sun of Righteousness, do thou 
Shine on us evermore ! 

1 09 Sotn. 16 : 27. E. T. Fitch. 

Lord, at this closing hour, 

Establish every heart 
L T pon thy word of truth and power, 

To keep us when we part. 

2 Peace to our brethren give ; 

Fill all our hearts with love ; 
In faith and patience may we live, 
And seek our rest above. 

3 Through changes, bright or drear, 

We would thy will pursue ; 
And toil to spread thy kingdom here, 
Till we its glory view. 

i To God, the only wise, 
In every age adored, 
Let glory from the church arise 
Through Jesus Christ our Lord ! 






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Ahide with me ! Fast falls the eventide, 
The darkness deepens — Lord, with me 

abide! 
Whenotherhelpersfail, and comforts flee, 

Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me ! 

2 Swift toits close ebbs out life's little day; 
Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass 

away ; 
Change and decay in all around T see ; 
Othou, who changest not, abide with me! 

3 I need thy presence every passing hour, 
"What but thy grace can foil the tempt- 
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Who, like thyself, my guide and stay 

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4 Not a brief glance I long, a passing word; 
lint as thou dwelTst with thy disciples, 

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Familiar, condescending, patient, free, 
< Some, not to sojourn, but abide, with me! 

• r » Bold thou thy cross before my closing 

Shine through the gloom, and point me 

to the skies ; 
II ren's morning breaks, and earth's 

vain shadows flee ! 

In life, in death, Lord, abide with me ! 



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Saviour, again to thy dear name we raise 
With one accord our parting hymn of 

praise ; 
We rise to bless thee ere our worship 

cease, 
And, now departing, wait thy word of 

peace. 

2 Grant us thy peace upon our homeward 

way ; 
With thee began, with thee shall end the 

day ; 
Guard thou the lips from sin, the hearts 

from shame, 
That in this house have called upon thy 

name. 

3 Grant us thy peace, Lord, through the 

coming night, 
Turn thou for OS its darkness into light ; 
From harm and danger keep thy chil- 

dren free, 
For dark and light arc both alike to 

thee. 

\ Grant as thy peace throughout our earth- 
ly life, 
Our balm in sorrow, and our stay in strife; 
Then, when thy voice shall bid our con- 
flict cease, 

Call ns, Lord, to thine eternal peace. 



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Softly now the light of day 
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Free from care, from labor free, 
Lord, I would commune with thee. 

2 Thou, whose all-pervading eye 
Naught escapes without, within, 
Pardon each infirmity, 

Open fault,. and secret sin. 

3 Soon, for me, the light of day 
Shall forever pass away ; 
Then, from sin and sorrow free, 
Take me, Lord, to dwell with thee. 

4 Thou who, sinless, yet hast known 
All of man's infirmity ; 

Then from thine eternal throne, 
Jesus, look with pitying eye. 



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For a season called to part, 
Let us now ourselves commend 

To the gracious eye and heart 
Of our ever-present Friend. 

2 Jesus ! hear our humble prayer , 

Tender Shepherd of thy sheep ! 
Let thy mercy and thy care 
All our souls in safety keep. 

3 Then if thou thy help afford, 

Joyful songs to thee shall rise, 

And our souls shall praise the Lord, 

Who regards our humble cries. 



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Thou, from whom we never part, 
Thou, whose love is everywhere, 

Thou, who seest every heart, 
Listen to our evening prayer. 

2 Father, fill our hearts with love, 

Love unfailing, full and free ; 
Love that no alarm can move, 
Lore that ever rests on thee. 

3 Heavenly Father ! through the night 

Keep us safe from every ill ; 
Cheerful as the morning light, 
May we wake to do thy will. 



II^ / Cor. 2 : 4. 

Father, bless thy word to all, 
Quick and powerful let it prove ; 

Oh, may sinners hear thy call, 
Let thy people grow in love. 

2 Thine own gracious message bless, 

Follow it with power divine : 
Give the gospel great success, 
Thine the work, the glory thine. 

3 Father, bid the world rejoice, 

Send, oh, send thy truth abroad ; 
Let the nations hear thy voice, 
Hear it and return to God. 

4 Sing we to our God above 

Praise eternal as his love : 
Praise him, all ye heavenly host — 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, 



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Softly fades the twilight ray 

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Gently as life's setting sun, 

When the Christian's course is run. 

2 Night her solemn mantle spreads 
< Per the earth as daylight fades ; 
All things tell of calm repose, 
At the holy Sabbath's close. 

3 Peace is on the world abroad ; 
'Tis the holy peace of God — 
Symbol of the peace within 
When the spirit rests from sin. 

4 Still the Spirit lingers near, 
Where the evening \\orshipcr 

S teka communion with the skies, 
Pressing onward to the prize. 

5 Saviour! may our Sabbaths be 
Days of joy and peace in thee, 
Till in heaven our BOula repose, 
Where the Sabbath ne'er shall close. 



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Father of our spirits ! hear 
Faith's effectual, fervenl prayer; 
II it, and our petitions seal ; 
I. " as now the answer feel. 

2 Life of all that lives below \ 
1. A thy Spirit in us How ; 
I. - us all thy lift; receive, 
From thee, in thee, ever live. 



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Now may he who from the dead 
Brought the Shepherd of the sheep, 

Jesus Christ, our king and head, 
All our souls in safety keep. 

May he teach us to fulfill 

What is pleasing in his sight ; 

Make us perfect in his will, 

And preserve us day and night ! 

To that great Redeemer's praise, 

Who the covenant sealed with blood, 

Let our hearts and voices raise 
Loud thanksgivings to our God. 

I Q Jleb. /.? ; /4^ /J. Montgomery. 

For the mercies of the day, 
For this rest upon our way, 
Thanks to thee alone be given, 
Lord of earth and King of heaven ! 

( Jold our services have been, 
Mingled every prayer with sin : 
I hit thou canst and wilt forgive ; 
By thy grace alone we live. 

While this thorny path we tread, 
May thy love our footsteps lead ; 
When our journey here is past, 

May we rest with thee at last. 

Let these earthly Sabbaths prove 
Foretastes of our joys above ; 

While their steps thy children bend 
T«> the rest which knows no end. 



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Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing ; 

Fill our hearts with joy and peace ; 
Let us each, thy love possessing-, 

Triumph in redeeming grace : 
Oh, refresh us, 

Traveling through this wilderness. 

2 Thanhs we give, and adoration, 

For thy gospel's joyful sound ; 
May the fruits of thy salvation 
In our hearts and lives abound ; 

May thy presence 
With us evermore be found. 

3 Then, whene'er the signal's given 

Us from earth to call away, 
Borne on angels' wings to heaven, 
Glad the summons to obey, 

May we ever 
Reign with Christ in endless day ! 

121 / Cor. 9:0. Evans. 

Come, thou soul-transforming Spirit, 
Bless the sower and the seed ; . 

Let each heart thy grace inherit ; 
Raise the weak, the hungry feed ! 

From the gospel 
Now supply thy people's need. 

2 Oh, may all enjoy the blessing 

Which thy word 's designed to give ; 
Let us all, thy love possessing, 
Joyfully the truth receive ; 

And forever 
To thy praise and glory live. 



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God of our salvation, hear us ; 

Bless, oh, bless us, ere we go ! 
When we join the world, be near us, 

Lest we cold and careless grow : 
Saviour, keep us — 

Keep us safe from every foe. 

As our steps are drawing nearer 
To our best and lasting home, 

May our view of heaven grow clearer, 
Hope more bright of joys to come 

And, when dying, 
May thy presence cheer the gloom. 



123 



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Gently, Lord, oh, gently lead us 
Through this lonely vale of tears ; 

Thro' the changes thou 'st decreed us, 
Till our last great change appears. 

2 When temptation's darts assail us, 

When in devious paths we stray, 
Let thy goodness never fail us, 
Lead us in thy perfect way. 

3 In the hour of pain and anguish, 

In the hour when death draws near, 
Suffer not our hearts to languish, — 
Suffer not our souls to fear. 

4 And, when mortal life is ended, 

Bid us on thy bosom rest, 
Till, by angel-bands attended, 
We awake among the blest. 



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Guide me, thou great Jehovah, 
Pilgrim through this barren land; 

I am weak, but thou art mighty; 
Hold me with thy powerful hand ; 

Bread of heaven, 
Feed me till I want no more. 

2 Open thou the crystal fountain 

Whence the healing streams do flow ; 

the fiery, clondy pillar 
I. id me all my journey through; 

81 >ng Deliverer, 
Be thou still my Strength and Shield. 

3 When I tread the verge of Jordan, 

Bid my anxious fears subside; 
Death of death ! and hell's Destruction ! 
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Saviour, breathe forgiveness o'er us; 

All our weakness thou dost know ; 
Thou didst tread this earth before us; 

Thou didst feel its keenest woe ; 
Lone and dreary, Faint and weary, 

Through the desert thou didst go. 

Spirit of our God, descendine-, 

Fill our hearts with heavenly joy; 

Love with every passion blending, 
Pleasure that can never el<>y ; 

Thus provided, Pardoned, guided, 
Nothing can our peace destroy. 

126 I'*. 0/ . //. Anon. 

Keep us, Lord, oh, keep us ever: 
Vain our hope, if left by thee ; 

\\ e are thine; oh, leave OS never, 
Ull thy glorious face we Bee; 

Then to praise thee 
Through a bright eternitv. 

•1 Precious is thy word of promise, 
Precious to thy people here; 
Never take thy presence from us, 
Jesus, Saviour, >till be near: 

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Ere repose our spirits seal ; 
Sin and want we come confessing ; 

Thou canst save, and thou canst heal. 

2 Though destruction walk around us, 

Though the arrow near us fly, 
Angel guards from thee surround us ; 
We are safe if thou art nigh. 

3 Though the night be dark and dreary, 

Darkness cannot hide from thee ; 
Thou art he who, never weary, 
Watcheth where thy people be. 

4 Should swift death this night o'ertake us, 

And our couch become our tomb, 
May the morn in heaven awake us, 
Clad in light and deathless bloom. 

1 2 O Jer. 3: 15. Smyth. 

Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing ; 

Bid us now depart in peace ; 
Still on heavenly manna feeding, 

Let our faith and love increase. 

2 Fill each breast with consolation ; 

Up to thee our hearts we raise ; 
When we reach our blissful station, 
Then we'll give thee nobler praise. 

3 Praise the Father, earth and heaven ; 

Praise the Son, the Spirit praise ; 
As it was, and is, be given 
Glory through eternal days. 



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Heavenly Shepherd, guide us, feed us, 
Through our pilgrimage below, 

And beside the waters lead us, 
Where thy flock rejoicing go. 

2 Lord, thy guardian presence ever, 
Meekly bending, we implore ; 
We have found thee, and would never, 
Never wander from thee more. 



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May the grace of Christ our Saviour, 
And the Father's boundless love, 

With the Holy Spirit's favor, 
Rest upon us from above ! 

2 Thus may we abide in union 

With each other and the Lord ; 

And possess, in sweet communion, 

Joys which earth cannot afford. 



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Gather fast the shades of night ; 

May the Sun which ever shineth 
Fill our souls with heavenly light ! 

2 While, thine car of love addressing, 
Thus our parting hymn we sing, 
Father, grant thine evening blessing, 
Fold us safe beneath thy wing ! 



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God, in the gospel of his Son, 
Makes his eternal counsels known, 
Where love in all its glory shines, 
And truth is drawn in fairest lines. 

2 Here, sinners of an humble frame 
May taste his grace, and learn his name ; 
May read, in characters of blood, 

The wisdom, power, and grace of God. 

3 Here, faith reveals, to mortal eyes, 
A brighter world beyond the skies ; 
Here, shines the light which guides our 

way 
From earth to realms of endless day. 

4 Oh ! grant us grace, almighty Lord ! 
To read and mark thy holy word, 
It's truths with meekness to receive, 
And by its holy precepts live. 

J O A 2>s. /9. Watts. 

The heavens declare thy glory, Lord ! 
In every star thy wisdom shines; 
But when our eyes behold thy word, 
We read thy name in fairer lines. 

2 The rolling sun, the changing light, 
And nights and days thy power confess, 
But the blest volume thou hast writ, . 
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3 Sun, moon, and stars, convey thy praise 
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135 

Great Sun of Righteousness, arise ! 
Oh, bless the world with heavenly light ! 
Thy gospel makes the simple wise : 
Thy laws are pure, thy judgments right. 

2 Thy noblest wonders here we view, 
In souls renewed and sins forgiven : — 
Lord, cleanse my sins, my soul renew, 
And make thy word my guide to heaven. 

1^6 %>*• f9 - Grant. 

The starry firmament on high, 
And all the glories of the sky, 
Yet shine not to thy praise, O Lord, 
So brightly as thy written word. 

2 The hopes that holy word supplies, 
Its truths divine and precepts wise, 
In each a heavenly beam I see, 
And every beam conducts to thee. 

3 Almighty Lord, the sun shall fail, 
The moon forget her nightly tale, 
And. deepest silence hush on high 
The radiant chorus of the sky ; — 

4 But fixed for everlasting years, 
Unmoved, amid the wreck of spheres, 
Thy word shall shine in cloudless day, 
When heaven and earth have passed away 






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How precious is the book divine, 

By inspiration given ! 
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine, 
guide oar souls to heaven. 

2 O'er all the strait and narrow way 

lt> radiant beams are cast : 

A light whose never weary ray 

( rrows brightest at the last. 

3 It Bweetly cheers our drooping hearts, 

In this dark -vale of tears ; 
Life, light, and joy it still imparts, 
And quells our rising fears. 

4 This lamp, through all the tedious night 

< >f life, shall guide our way, 
Till we behold the clearer light 
Of an eternal day. 

I38 Tilus 2 iff, Steele. 

Thou lovely Source of true delight, 

Whom I unseen adore ! 
Unvail thy beauties to my sight, 

That I may love thee n. 

2 Thy glory o'er creation shines; 
But in thy sacred word, 
id in fairer, brighter lii 
My bleeding, dying Lord. 

8 Tu here, whene'er my comforts droop, 
And sins and sorrows rise, 
Thy love with cheerful beams of hope, 
fainting heart supplies. 



4 Jesus, my Lord, my Life, my Light, 
Oh ! come with blissful ray ; 
Break radiant thro' the shades of night 
And chase my fears away. 

o Then shall my soul with rapture trace 
The wonders of thy love ; 
But the full glories of thy face 
Are only known above. 



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139 

How shall the young secure their hearts, 
And guard their lives from sin } 

Thy word the choicest rules imparts 
To keep the conscience clean. 

2 AVhen once it enters to the mind, 

It spreads such light abroad, 
The meanest souls instruction lind, 
And raise their thoughts to God. 

3 'T is like the sun, a heavenly light, 

That guides us all the day ; 
And, through the dangers of the night, 
A lamp to lead our way. 

4 Thy precepts make me truly wise ; 

I hate the sinner's road ; 
I hate my own vain thoughts that rise, 
But love thy law, my God ! 

5 Thy word is everlasting truth; 

How pure Is every j 

That holy book shall guide our youth, 
And well support our age. 



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Thy love the power of thought bestowed ; 

To thee my thoughts would soar : 
Thy mercy o'er my life has flowed ; 

That mercy I adore. 

2 In each event of life, how clear 

Thy ruling hand I see ! 
Each blessing to my soul more dear 

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In every joy that crowns my days, 

In every pain I bear, 
My heart shall find delight in praise, 

Or seek relief in prayer. 

3 When gladness wings my favored hour, 

Thy love my thoughts shall fill ; 
Resigned, when storms of sorrow lower, 
My soul shall meet thy will. 



My lifted eye, without a tear, 
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My steadfast heart shall know no fear ; 
That heart will rest on thee. 



Providence. 



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14.1 

When all thy mercies, O my God ! 

My rising soul surveys, 
Transported with the view, I'm lost 

In wonder, love, and praise. 
Ten thousand thousand precious gifts 

My daily thanks employ ; 
Nor is the least a cheerful heart, 

That tastes those gifts with joy. 

2 Through every period of my life, 

Thy goodness I'll pursue ; 
And after death, in distant worlds, 

The glorious theme renew. 
Through all eternity, to thee 

A joyful song I'll raise : 
But oh ! eternity 's too short 

To utter all thy praise ! 






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Thy steps, can mortal eyes explore \ 
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2 Great God ! I would not ask to see 
What in my coming life shall be ; 
Enough for me if love divine, 
At lcngththrough every cloud shall shine. 

8 Are darkness and distress my share \ 
Then let me trust thy guardian care ; 
If light and bliss attend my days, 
Then let my future hours be praise. 

4 i et this my soul desires to know, 
Be this my only wish below, 
That Christ be mine ; — this great request ! 
Grant, bounteous God, and I am blest! j 

I^-^ Perfections.- «r. fO.?. Watts. 

'I he I. >rd ! how won. Iron- are his ways ! 
How firm hi- truth ! hew large his grace 1 
He takes his mercy for his throne, 

And thence he makes his glories known. 

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4 How slowly doth his wrath arise ! 
On swifter wings salvation flies : 
Or, if he lets his anger burn, 
How soon his frowns to pity turn ! 

5 His everlasting love is sure 

To all his saints, and shall endure ; 
From age to age his truth shall reign, 
Nor children's children hope in vain. 

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Lord of all being ; throned afar, 
Thy glory flames from sun and star ; 
Centre and soul of every sphere, 
Yet to each loving heart how near ! 

2 Sun of our life, thy quickening ray 
Sheds on our path the glow of day ; 
Star of our hope, thy softened light 
Cheers the long watches of the night. 

3 Our midnight is thy smile withdrawn ; 
Our noontide is thy gracious dawn ; 
Our rainbow arch thy mercy's sign ; 
All, save the clouds of sin, are thine! 

I Lord of all life, below, above, 
Whoselightistruth, Whose warmth is love, 
Before thy ever-blazing throne 

We ask no lustre of our own. 

5 Grant us thy truth to make 11s free. 
And kindling hearts that burn for th 
Till all thy living altars claim 
One holy light, one heavenly flame ! 



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The Lord, our God, is full of might, 

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He speaks, — and, in his heavenly height, 

The rolling sun stands still. 

2 Rebel, ye waves, and o'er the land 

With threatening aspect roar ; 
The Lord uplifts his awful hand, 
And chains you to the shore. 

3 Howl, winds of night, yourf orce combine ; 

Without his high behest, 
Ye shall not, in the mountain pine, 
Disturb the sparrow's nest. 

4 His voice sublime is heard afar, 

In distant peals it dies ; 
He yokes the whirlwind to his car, 
And sweeps the howling skies. 

5 Ye nations, bend — in reverence bend ; 

Ye monarchs, wait his nod, 
And bid the choral song ascend 
To celebrate your God. 

lA-t) Omnipotence.— Isa.12 : /,.. Watts. 

The Lord, how fearful is his name ! 

How wide is his command ! 
Nature, with all her moving frame, 

Rests on his mighty hand. 
2 Immortal glory forms his throne, 

And light his awful robe ; 
While with a smile, or with a frown, 

lie manages the globe. 



3 A word of his almighty breath 

Can swell or sink the seas ; 
Build the vast empires of the earth, 
Or break them as he please. 

4 On angels, with unvailed face 

His glory beams above ; 
On men, he looks with softest grace, 
And takes his title, Love. 



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147 

Keep silence, all created things ! 

And wait your Maker's nod ; 
My soul stands trembling, while she sings 

The honors of her God. 

2 Life, death, and hell, and worlds unknown, 

Hang on his firm decree ; 
He sits on no precarious throne, 
Nor borrows leave to be. 

3 His providence unfolds the book, 

And makes his counsels shine ; 
Each opening leaf, and every stroke, 
Fulfills some deep design. 

4 My God ! I would not long to see 

My fate, with curious eyes — 
What gloomy lines are writ for me, 
Or what bright scenes may rise. 

5 In thy fair book of life and grace, 

Oh ! may I find my name 
Recorded in some humble place, 
Beneath my Lord, the Lamb. 



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Begix, my tongue, some heavenly theme, 
And speak some boundless thing ; 

The mighty works, or mightier name, 
Of our eternal King. 

2 Tell of his wondrous faithfulness, 

And sound his power abroad ; 
Sing the sweet promise of his grace, 
And the performing God. 

3 His very word of grace is strong, 

As that which built the skies ; 
The voice that rolls the stars along, 
Speaks all the promises. 

4 Oh, might I hear thy heavenly tongue 

But whisper, u Thou art mine!" 
Those gentle words should raise my song 
To notes almost divine. 

1 4-Q Providence. Cowper. 

<ron moves ia a mysterious way 

His wonders to perform ; 
He plants his footsteps in the sea, 

And rides upon the storm. 

2 Deep in unfathomable mines 

Of never-failing skill, 
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And works his sovereign will. 

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But trust him for his grace ; 
Behind a frowning providence 
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5 His purposes will ripen fast, 

Unfolding every hour ; 
The bud may have a bitter taste, 
But sweet will be the flower. 

G Blind unbelief is sure to err, 
And scan his work in vain ; 
God is his own interpreter, 
And he will make it plain. 



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♦ His station who can find? 
I hear him in the waterfall ; 
I hear him in the wind. 

2 If in the gloom of night I shroud, 

His faee I cannot fly ; 
I see him in the evening cloud, 
And in the morning sky. 

3 lie smiles, we live! lie frowns, we die! 

Wc bang upon his word ; 
He rears his mighty arm on high, 
Wc fall before his sword. 

4 He bids his gales the fields deform ; 

Then, when his thunders cease, 
He paints his rainbow on tie- storm, 
And lulls the winds to peace. 



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Come, ye that know and fear the Lord, 
And raise your thoughts above : 

Let every heart and voice accord, 
To sing that " God is love." 

2 This precious truth his word declares, 

And all his mercies prove ; 
Jesus, the gift of gifts, appears, 
To show that "God is love." 

3 Behold his patience, bearing long 

With those who from him rove ; 
Till mighty grace their hearts subdues, 
To teach them — " God is love." 

4 Oh, may we all, while here below, 

This best of blessings prove ; 
Till warmer hearts, in brighter worlds, 
Proclaim that " God is love." 



Grace.— Isa. 67 : 70. 



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152 

Awake, my heart, arise, my tongue, 

Prepare a tuneful voice ; 
In God, the life of all my joys, 

Aloud will I rejoice. 

2 'T is he adorned my naked soul, 

And made salvation mine ; 
Upon a poor polluted worm 
He makes his graces shine. 

3 And, lest the shadow of a spot 

Should on my soul be found, 
lie took the robe the Saviour wrought, 
And cast it all around. 



4 How far this heavenly robe exceeds 

What earthly princes wear ! 
These ornaments, how bright they shine ! 
How white the garments are ! 

5 The Spirit wrought my faith, and love, 

And hope, and every grace : 
But Jesus spent his life to work 
The robe of righteousness. 

6 Strangely, my soul, art thou arrayed, 

By the great sacred Three ! 
In sweetest harmony of praise, 
Let all thy powers agree. 

JC'? Mercy.— 2>s. 776. Watts. 

What shall I render to my God, 
For all his kindness shown ? 

My feet shall visit thine abode, 
My songs address thy throne. 

2 Among, the saints that fill thy house, 

My offering shall be paid ; 
There shall my zeal perform the vows 
My soul in anguish made. 

3 How much is mercy thy delight, 

Thou ever-blessed God ! 
How dear thy servants in thy sight — 
How precious is their blood ! 

4 How happy all thy servants are ! 

How great thy grace to me ! 
My life, which thou hast made thy care, 
Lord ! I devote to thee. 






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Joy to the world, the Lord is come ! 

Let earth receive her King : 
I. : every heart prepare him room, 

And heaven and nature sing. 

2 Joy to the world, the Saviour reigns; 

■ men their songs employ : 
While fields and floods, rocks, hills and 
plains, 
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3 No more let sin and sorrow grow, 

\ r thorns infest the ground : 
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Far as the curse is found. 

4 He rules the world with truth and ixrace, 

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A new and nobler song. 

Say to the nations, Jesus reigns, 

God's own Almighty Son; 
His power the sinking world sustains, 

And grace surrounds his throne. 

Let heaven proclaim the joyful day ; 

Joy through the earth be seen; 
Let cities shine in bright array, 

And fields in cheerful green. 

Let an unusual joy surprise 
The islands of the sea : 

Ye mountains, >iuk : ye valleys, rise; 
Prepare the Lord his way. 

Behold, he comes ; he comes to bless 
The nations, a> their God, 

To show the world hi^ righteousi] 
And send his truth abroad. 

But when his voice shall raise the dead, 
And bid the World draw near, 

How will the guilty nations dread 
T 1 Bee their Judge appear .' 



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And glory shone around. 

2 " Fear not," said he, — for mighty dread 

Had seized their troubled mind, — 
" Glad tidings of great joy I bring 
To you and all mankind. 

3 " To you, in David's town, this day, 

Is born of David's line,- 
The Saviour, who is Christ, the Lord, 
And this shall be the sign ; — 

4 " The heavenly babe you there shall find 

To human view displayed, 
All meanly wrapped in swathing bands, 
And in a manger laid." 

5 Thus spake the seraph — and forthwith 

Appeared a shining throng 
Of angels, praising God, who thus 
Addressed their joyful song : — 

6 " All glory be to God on high, 

And to the earth be peace ; 
Good-will henceforth from heaven to men 
Begin, and never cease !" 

I 5 7 Isa - SS ' Logan. 

Messiah ! at thy glad approach 
The howling winds are still ; 

Thy praises fill the lonely waste, 
And breathe from every hill. 



2 Renewed, the earth a robe of light, 

A robe of beauty wears ; 
And in new heavens a- brighter Sun 
Leads on the promised years. 

3 Let Israel to the Prince of Peace 

The loud hosanna sing ; 
With hallelujahs, and with hymns, 
O Zion, hail thy King. 



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Awake, awake the sacred song 

To our incarnate Lord ! 
Let every heart and every tongue 

Adore the eternal Word. 

2 That awful Word, that sovereign Power, 

By whom the worlds were made — 
Oh, happy morn ' illustrious hour ! — 
Was once in flesh arrayed ! 

3 Then shone almighty power and love, 

In all their glorious forms, 
When Jesus left his throne above, 
To dwell with sinful worms. 

4 Adoring angels tuned their songs 

To hail the joyful day ; 
With rapture then let mortal tongues 
Their grateful worship pay. 

5 What glory, Lord, to thee is due ! 

With wonder we adore ; 
But could we sing as angels do, 
Our highest praise were poor. 



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Can fix the sinner's wandering eye. 
Hark! hark! to God the chorus breaks 
From every host, from every gem ; 
But one alone the Saviour speaks, — 
It is the Star of Bethlehem. 

8 I l e on the raging seas I role. 

Tin* storm was loud, the night was dark, 
'I ocean yawned, and rudely Mowed 
The wind that tossed my foundering hark. 
Deep horror then my vitals froze ; 
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When suddenly a star arose, 
It was the Star of Bethlehem ! 

3 It was my guide, my light, my all ; 
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Jesus, my All, to heaven is gone, 
He whom I fix my hopes upon ; 
His track I see, and I'll pursue 
The narrow way till him I view. 
The way the holy prophets went, 
The road that leads from banishment, 
The King's highway of hoKi 
I'll go, for all the paths arc peace. 

2 This is the way I lone- had sought, 
And mourned because I found it not J 
My grief, my burden, long had been 
Because I could not cease from sin. 
The more I strove against its power, 

I Binned and stumbled but the more; 

Till late I heard my Saviour say, 

u i Jome hither, soul, I am the Way !'' 

3 Lo ! glad I come; and thou, dear Lamb, 
Shalt take me to thee as I am : 
Nothing but sin I thee can give ; 

Yet help me, and thy praise I 11 live; 
1 'II tell to all poor Binners round 
What a dear Saviour I have found; 
I'll point to thy redeeming blood, 
And say, " Behold the way to GodF 



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My dear Redeemer, and ray Lord, 
I read my duty in thy word ; 
But in thy life the law appears, 
Drawn out in living characters. 

2 Such Avas thy truth, and such thy zeal, 
Such deference to thy Father's will, 
Such love, and meekness so divine, 

I would transcribe and make them mine. 

3 Cold mountains and the midnight air 
Witnessed the fervor of thy prayer ; 
The desert thy temptations knew, 
Thy conflict and thy victory too. 

4 Be thou my pattern ; make me bear 
More of thy gracious image here ; 
Then God, the Judge, shall own my name 
Among the followers of the Lamb. 

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Make us, by thy transforming grace, 
Dear Saviour, daily more like thee ! 
Thy fair example may we trace, 
To teach us what we ought to be ! 

To do thy heavenly Father's will 
Was thy employment and delight ; 
Humility and holy zeal 
Shone through thy "life divinely bright. 

But ah ! how blind ! how weak we arc! 
How frail ! how apt to turn aside ! 
Lord, we depend upon thy care, 
And ask thy Spirit for our guide. 



1 6 7 / Tim./ : fo. 

Not to condemn the sons of men, 
Did Christ, the Son of God, appear ; 
No weapons in his hands are seen, 
No flaming sword, nor thunder there. 

2 Such was the pity of our God, 
He loved the race of man so well, 
He sent his Son to bear our load 

Of sins, and save our souls from hell. 

3 Sinners, believe the Saviour's word ; 
Trust in his mighty name, and live : 
A thousand joys his lips afford, 
His hands a thousand blessings give. 

1 64. Malt. // / 2S. Bowring. 

How sweetly flowed the gospel sound 
From lips of gentleness and grace, 
When listening thousands gathered 

round, 
And joy and gladness filled the place ! 

2 From heaven he came, of heaven bespoke, 
To heaven he led his followers' way ; 
Dark clouds of gloomy night he broke, 
Unvailing an immortal day. 

3 " Come, wanderers, to my Father's home. 
Come, all ye weary ones, and rest :" 
Yes, sacred Teacher, we will come, 
Obey thee, love thee, and be blest ! 

4 Decay then, tenements of dust ; 
Pillars of earthly pride, decay : 
A nobler mansion waits the just, 
And Jesus has prepared the way. 



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Jssua ! thy love shall we forget, 

And never bring to mind 
The grace that paid our hopeless debt, 

An i bade us pardon find \ 

2 Shall we thy life of grief forget, 

Thy fasting and thy prayer; 
Thy locks with mountain vapors wet, 
To save us from despair ? 

3 Gethsemane can we forget — 

Thy struggling agony ; 
When night lay dark on Olivet, 
And none to watch with thee ? 

4 Our sorrows and our sins were laid 

On thee, alone on thee ; 
Thy precious blood our ransom paid — 
Thine all the glory be ! 

5 Life's brightest joys we may forget — 

Our kindred cease to love ; 
But he who paid our hopeless debt, 
Our c instancy shall prove. 

1 6 6 Lmke ; 23. Gurney. 

Loan, as to thy dear cross we flee, 

An 1 pray to be forgiven, 
let thy life our pattern be, 

And form our bouIs for heaven. 

2 Help us, through good report and ill, 

Our daily cross to bear; 
Like thee, to do our Father's will, 
Our brother's griefs to share. 



3 Let grace our selfishness expel, 

Our earthliness refine ; 
And kindness in our bosoms dwell 
As free and true as thine. 

4 If joy shall at thy bidding fly, 

And griefs dark day come on, 
We, in our turn, would meekly cry, 
" Father, thy will be done !" 

5 Kept peaceful in the midst of strife, 

Forgiving and forgiven, 
Oh, may we lead the pilgrim's life, 
And follow thee to heaven ! 

I 6 7 John 71 : G. Doanb. 

Tnou art the Way : to thee alone 
From sin and death we flee ; 

And he who would the Father seek, 
Must seek him, Lord, by thee. 

•2 Thou art the Truth : thy word alone 
True wisdom can impart : 
Thou only canst instruct the mind, 
And purify the heart. 

3 Thou art the Life : the rending tomb 

Proclaims thy conquering arm ; 

And those who put their trust ii th 
Nor death nor hell shall harm. 

4 Thou art the Way, the Truth, the Life : 

Grant ns to know that Way ; 
That Truth to keep, that Life to win, 
Which leads to endless day. 



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Alas ! and did my Saviour bleed, 
And did my Sovereign die ? 

Would he devote that sacred head 
For such a worm as I ? 

2 Was it for crimes that I had done 

He groaned upon the tree ? 
Amazing pity ! grace unknown ! 
And love beyond degree ! 

3 Well might the sun in darkness hide, 

And shut his glories in, 
When Christ, the great Creator, died 
For man, the creature's sin. 

4 Thus might I hide my blushing face 

While his dear cross appears ; 
Dissolve my heart in thankfulness, 
And melt my eyes to tears. 

5 But drops of grief can ne'er repay 

The debt of love I owe ;' 
Here, Lord, I give myself away, 
'Tis all that I can do. 

1 OQ Malt. 27 : 50-53. Wesley. 
Behold the Saviour of mankind, 

Nailed to the shameful tree ! 
How vast the love that him inclined 
To bleed and die for me ! 

2 Hark! hQwhe groans, while nature shakes^ 

And earth's strong pillars bend! 
The temple's vail asunder breaks, 
The solid marbles rend. 



3 'Tis finished ! now the ransom's paid, 

" Receive my soul !" he cries : 
See — how he bows his sacred head ! 
He bows his head and dies ! 

4 But soon he '11 break death's iron chain, 

And in full glory shine ; 
Lamb of God i was ever pain — 
Was ever love like thine ! 



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Oh ! if my soul were formed for woe, 
How would I vent my sighs ! 

Repentance should like rivers flow 
From both my streaming eyes. 

2 'T was for my sins my dearest Lord 

Hung on the cursed tree, 
And groaned away a dying life 
For thee, my soul ! for thee. 

3 Oh! how I hate these lusts of mine 

That crucified my Lord ; 
Those sins thatpierccdandnailedhisflesh 
Fast to the fatal wood ! 

4 Yes, my Redeemer — they shall die ; 

My heart has so decreed; 
Nor will I spare the guilty things 
That made my Saviour bleed. 

5 While with a melting, broken heart, 

My murdered Lord I view, 
I'll raise revenge against my sins, 
And slay the murderers. too. 



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I saw One hanging on a tree, 

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Who fixed his languid eyes on me, 

As near the cross I stood. 

2 Sure, never, till my latest breath, 

Can I forget that look : 
It seemed to charge me with his death, 
Though not a word he spoke. 

3 Alas ! I knew not what I did, — 

But now my tears are vain; 
Where shall my trembling soul be hid, 
For I the Lord have >lain ! 

4 A second look he gave, that said, 

M I freely all forgive : 
This blood is for thy ransom paid ; 
I die that thou may'st live." 

5 Thus while his death my Bin displays 

I:i all its blackest hue, 
Such is the mystery of grace, 

It seals my pardon too ! 

17 2 Ztom. 5 • S. Xavier. 

Thou, f > my Jesus, thou didst me 

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Not for the hope of winning heaven, 
Nor of escaping hell ; — 

4 Not with the hope of gaining aught, 

Not seeking a reward; 
But as thyself hast loved me, 
O ever-loving Lord ! 

5 Ev'n so I love thee, and will love, 

And in thy praise will sing; 
Solely because thou art my God, 

And my eternal King. 

173 ft° m - 5 • 7, 8. Watts. 

How condescending and how kind 

Was God*8 eternal Son \ 
Our misery reached his heavenly mind, 

And pity brought him down. 

2 He sunk beneath our heavy w< 
To raise as to his throne ; 

There's ne'er a gilt lii> hand bestows, 
But eost his heart a groan. 

:; This was compassion, like a God, 

That when the Saviour knew 
The price of pardon was his blood, 
Hi- pity ne'er withdrew. 

\ Now, though he reigns exalted I 

Hi- love is -till a- great : 

Well he remembers < lalvary, 

Nor let his saints forget. 



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All hail the power of Jesus' name ! 

Let angels prostrate fall ; 
Bring forth the royal diadem, 

And crown him Lord of all. 

2 Crown him, ye martyrs of our God, 

Who from his altar call ; 
Extol the stem of Jesse's rod, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

3 Ye chosen seed of Israel's race, 

Ye ransomed from the fall ; 
Hail him, who saves you by his grace, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

4 Sinners, whose love can ne'er forget 

The wormwood and the gall ; 
Go, spread your trophies at his feet, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

5 Let every kindred, every tribe, 

On this terrestrial ball, 
To him all majesty ascribe, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

6 Oh ! that with yonder sacred throng, 

We at his feet may fall ; 
We'll join the everlasting song, 
And crown him Lord of all. 

I 7 C ftev. 5 :G-/0. Watts. 

, Behold the glories of the Lamb, 
Amid his Father's throne ; 
Prepare new honors for his name, 
And songs before unknown. 



2 Let elders worship at his feet, 

The church adore around, 
With vials full of odors sweet, 
And harps of sweeter sound. 

3 Now to the Lamb that once was slain, 

Be endless blessings paid ! 
Salvation, glory, joy remain 
Forever on thy head ! 

4 Thou hast redeemed our souls with blood, 

Hast set the prisoners free, 
Hast made us kings and priests to God, 
And we shall reign with thee. 

176 ■%&*• 6 •' <?• Watts. 

Hosanna to the Prince of light, 
That clothed himself in clay ; 

Entered the iron gates of death, 
And tore the bars away. 

2 See how the Conqueror mounts aloft, 

And to his Father flies, 
With scars of honor in his flesh, 
And triumph in his eyes. 

3 Raise your devotion, mortal tongues, 

To reach his blest abode ; 
Sweet be the accents of your songs 
To our incarnate God. 

4 Bright angels! strike your loudest strings, 

Your sweetest voices raise ; 
Let heaven, and all created things, 
Sound our Immanuers praise. 



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With angels round the throne ; 

Ten thousand thousand are their tongues, 
But all their joys are one. 

2 " Worthy the Lamb that died," they cry, 

" To be exalted thus !" 
a Worthy the Lamb !" our lips reply, 
" For he was slain for us." 

3 Jesus is worthy to receive 

Honor and- power divine ; 
And blessings, more than we can give, 
Be, Lord, forever thine ! 

4 Let all that dwell above the sky, 

And air, and earth, and seas, 
Conspire to lift thy glories high, 
And speak thine endless praise. 

5 The whole creation join in one, 

To bless the sacred name 
Of him who sits upon the throne, 
And to adore the Lamb ! 

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The head that once was crowned with 
thorns, 
Is crowned with glory now; 
A royal diadem adorns 

The mighty Victor's brow. 

l The highest place that heaven afford-, 
I- his l>-. _•! right ; 

King of kings, and Lord of lords, 
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The joy of all below, 
To whom he manifests his love, 
And grants his name to know. 



4 To them the cross with all its shame, 

With all its grace, is given ; 
Their name — an everlasting name, 
Their joy — the joy of heaven. 

5 To them the cross is life and health, 

Though shame and death to him ; 
His people's hope, his people's wealth, 
Their everlasting theme. 

I7Q Acts 7: 9,70, Watts. 

Oh ! for a shout of sacred joy 
To God, the sovereign King : 

Let all the lands their tongues employ, 
And hymns of triumph sing. 

2 Jesus, our God, ascends on high ; 
His heavenly guards around 
Attend him rising through the sky. 
With trumpets 1 joyful sound. 

.; While angels shoot and praise their King, 

Let mortals learn their strains ; 
Let all the earth his honor sing; — 
< Per all the earth he reign-. 

i Rehearse his praise, with awe profound; 
Let knowledge lead the song; 
Nor mock him with a Bolemn sound 
Upon a thoughtless tongue. 



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Majestic sweetness sits enthroned 

Upon the Saviour's brow ; 
His head with radiant glories crowned, 

His lips with grace o'erflow. 

2 No mortal can with him compare, 

Among the sons of men ; 
Fairer is he than all the fail- 
That fill the heavenly train. 

3 He saw me plunged in deep distress, 

He flew to my relief ; 
For me he bore the shameful cross, 
And carried all my grief. 

4 To him I owe my life and breath, 

And all the joys I have ; 
He makes me triumph over death, 
He saves me from the grave. 

5 To heaven, the place of his abode, 

He brings my weary feet ; 
Shows me the glories of my God, 
And makes my joy complete. 

6 Since from his bounty I receive 

Such proofs of love divine, 
Had I a thousand hearts to give, 
Lord ! they should all be thine. 

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Dwell in the blissful sound ! 

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And spreads sweet comfort round. 



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Stooped to our vile abode ; 
While angelsviewed with wondering eyes 
And hailed the incarnate God. 

3 Oh ! the rich depths of love divine ! 

Of bliss a boundless store ! 
Dear Saviour, let me call thee mine ; 
I cannot wish for more. 



4 On thee alone my hope relies, 
Beneath thy cross I fall ; 
My Lord, my Life, my Sacrifice, 
My Saviour, and my All ! 

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Oh ! for a thousand tongues to sing 
My dear Redeemer's praise ! 

The glories of my God and King, 
The triumphs of his grace ! 

2 My gracious Master and my God ! 

Assist me to proclaim, 
To spread, through all the earth abroad, 
The honors of thy name. 

3 Jesus— the name that calms my fears, 

That bids my sorrows cease ; 
'Tis music to my ravished ears; 
'T is life, and health, and peace. 

4 He breaks the power of reigning sin, 

He sets the prisoner free ; 
His blood can make the foulest cloan ; 
His blood availed for me. 



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In the cross of Christ I glory, 

Towering o'er the wrecks of time ; 

All the light of sacred story 
Gathers round its head sublime. 

2 When the woes of life o'crtake me, 

Hopes deceive, and fears annoy, 
Never shall the cross forsake me : 
Lo ! it glows with peace and joy. 

3 When the sun- of bliss is beaming 

Light and love upon my way, 
From the cross the radiance streaming, 
Adds new lustre to the day. 

4 Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure, 

By the cross arc sanctified; 
Peace is there, that knows no measure, 
Joys that through all time abide. 

5 In the cross of Christ I glory, 

Towering o'er the wrecks of time ; 
All the light of sacred Btory 
Gathers round its head .sublime. 

I84- Rom. fO 1 20. Robinson. 

Saviour, source of every blessing, 
Tune my heart to grateful lays ; 

ims of mercy, never ceasing, 
< 'all for cease] of praise. 

te some melodious measure, 
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Fill my soul with sacred pleasure, 
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Thou didst seek me when a stranger, 
Wandering from the fold of God; 

Thou, to save my soul from danger, 
Didst redeem me with thy blood. 

By thy hand restored, defended, 

Safe through life, thus far, I'm come; 

Safe, O Lord, when life is ended, 
Bring me to my heavenly home. 

8 C f*rov. 8 : 17- Guyon. 

I would love thee, God and Father ! 

My Redeemer, and my King ! 
I would love thee ; for, without thee, 

Life is but a bitter thing. 

I would love thee ; every blessing 
Flows to me from out thy throne : 

I would love thee — he who loves thee 
Never feels himself alone 

I would love thee ; look upon me, 
Ever guide me with thine eye : 

I would love' thee ; if not nourished 
By thy love, my soul would die. 

I would love thee ; may thy brightness 
Dazzle my rejoicing eyes ! 

I would love thee; may thy goodness 

Watch from heaven o'er all I prize. 

I would love thee, T have vowed it; 

On thy love my heart is set : 
While I love thee, I can never 

My Redeemer's blood forget. 



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Hark ! ten thousand harps and voices 
Sound the note of praise above ; 

Jesus reigns, and heaven rejoices ; 
Jesus reigns, the God of love : 

See, he sits on yonder throne ; 

Jesus rules the world alone. , 

2 King of glory ! reign forever — 

Thine an everlasting crown ; 
Nothing, from thy love, shall sever 

Those whom thou hast made thine 
own ; — 
Happy objects of thy grace, 
Destined to behold thy face. 

3 Saviour ! hasten thine appearing ; 

Bring, oh, bring the glorious day, 
"When the awful summons hearing, 

Heaven and earth shall pass away ; — 
Then, with golden harps, we'll sing, — 
" Glory, glory to our King !" 

I 8 7 ftev, 79 : 12. Bakewell. 

Hail, thou once despised Jesus ! 

Crowned in mockery a king ! 
Thou didst suffer to release us ; 

Thou didst free salvation bring. 
Hail, thou agonizing Saviour, 

Bearer of our sin and shame ! 
By thy merits we find favor ; 

Life is given through thy name. 

2 Jesus, hail ! enthroned in glory, 
There forever to abide ; 



All the heavenly host adore thee, 
Seated at thy Father's side : 

There for sinners thou art pleading ; 
There thou dost our place prepare : 

Ever for us interceding, 
Till in glory we appear. 

3 Worship, honor, power and blessing 

Thou art worthy to receive ; 
Loudest praises, without ceasing, 

Meet it is for us to give. 
Help, ye bright angelic spirits ; 

Bring your sweetest, noblest lays ; 
Help to sing our Saviour's merits ; 

Help to chant Immanucl's praise. 

I 8 8 Heb - * 8 •' 2 ' Kelly. 

Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious ! 

Sec the Man of Sorrows now 
From the fight returned victorious ; 

Every knee to him shall bow. 
Crown the Saviour ! angels, crown him ! 

Rich the trophies Jesus brings ; 
In the seat of power enthrone him, 

Crown the Saviour King of kings ! 

2 Sinners in derision crowned him, 

Mocking thus the Saviours claim ; 
Saints and angels ! crowd around him. 

Own his title, praise his name. 
Hark, those bursts of acclamation, 

Hark, those loud, triumphant chords! 
Jesus takes the highest station ; 

King of kings, and Lord of lords ! 






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Tis he sustains my fainting heart; 
Else would my hopes forever die, 
And every cheering ray depart. 

2 Whene'er, to call the Saviour mine, 
With ardent wish my heart aspires, — 
Can it be less than power divine, 
That animates these strong desires ? 

3 And, when my cheerful hope can say, — 
I love my God and taste his grace, — 
Lord ! is it not thy blissful ray, 

That brings this dawn of sacred peace? 

4 Let thy good Spirit in my heart 
Forever dwell, God of love ! 

And light and heavenly peace impart, — 
et earnest of the joys above. 

I Q O **. St : //. C. Wesley. 

Stay, thou insulted Spirit, stay ! 
Though I have done thee Buch despite, 

-t not a sinner quite away, 
Nor take thine everlasting flight 

L' Though 1 have most unfaithful been 
Of all who e'er thy grace received ; 
Ten thousand times thy goodness 
Ten thousandtimes thy goodness grieved; 

•. oh, the chief of Binners spare, 
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Come, Holy Spirit! calm my mind, 
And fit me to approach my God ; 
Remove each vain, each worldly thought, 
And lead me to thy blest abode. 

2 Hast thou imparted to my soul 
A living spark of holy fire? 

Oh ! kindle now the sacred flame ; 
Make me burn with pure desire. 

3 A brighter faith and hope impart, 
And let me now my Saviour see ; 

Oh! soothe and cheer my burdened heart, 
And bid my spirit rest in thee. 



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192 

Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove, 
With light and comfort from above : 
]>e thou our guardian, thou our guide ! 
O'er every thought and step preside. 

2 To us the light of truth display, 

And make us know and choose thy way; 
Plant holy fear in every heart, 
That we from God may ne'er depart 

3 bead us to holiness — the road 

That we must take to dwell with God ; 
Lead us to Christ, the living way, 
Nor let us from his precepts stray. 

; I. ad Qi to God, our final rest, 
To be with him forever blest ; 
Lead us to heaven, its bliss to share — 
Fullness of joy forever there ! 



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Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove ! 

With all thy quickening- powers, 
Kindle a flame of sacred love 

In these cold hearts of ours. 

2 Look ! how we grovel here below, 

Fond of these trifling toys ! 
Our souls can neither fly nor go 
To reach eternal joys. 

3 In vain we tune our formal songs ; 

In vain we strive to rise ; 
Hosannas languish on our tongues, 
And our devotion dies. 



Dear Lord, and shall we ever live 
At this poor, dying rate — 

Our love so faint, so cold to thee, 
And thine to us so great ? 

Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove ! 

With all thy quickening powers ; 
Come shed abroad a Saviour's love, 

And that shall kindle ours. 



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And make our hearts thy home ; 

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Come, Holy Spirit, come ! 

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With Pentecostal grace ; 
And make the great salvation known 
Wide as the human race. 

5 Spirit Divine, attend our prayer, 

And make our hearts thy home ; 
Descend with all thy gracious power : 
Come, Holy Spirit, come ! 



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Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come, 
Inspire these souls of thine ; 

Till every heart which thou hast made 
Be filled with grace divine. 

2 Thou art the Comforter, the gift 

Of God, and fire of love ; 

The everlasting spring of joy, 

And unction from above. 

3 Enlighten our dark souls, till they 

Thy sacred love embrace ; 
Assist our minds, by nature frail, 
With thy celestial grace. 

4 Teach us the Father to confess, 

And Son, from death revived, 
And thee, with both, O Holy Ghost, 
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■ nviuce us of our sin ; 
Then lead to Jesus' blood, 
And to our wondering view reveal 
The mercies of our God. 

3 Revive our drooping faith, 

Our doubts and fears remove, 
And kindle in our breasts the flame 
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Move with one impulse every mind, 
One soul, one feeling breathe. 



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With wisdom from above ; 

And give us hearts and tongues of fire 
To pray, and praise, and love. 

Spirit of truth, be thou 

In life and death our guide ! 
O Spirit of adoption, now 

May we be sanctified. 



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Blest Comforter divine ! 

Let rays of heavenly love 
Amid our gloom and darkness >hine, 

And guide our souls above. 

2 Turn us, with gentle voice, 

From every sinful way. 
And bid the mourning saint rejoice, 
Though earthly joys decay. 

3 By thine inspiring breath 

Make every clond of care, 
And e\Y the gloomy vale of death, 
A smile of glory w ear. 

4 Oh! fill thou every heart 

With love to all our race ; 
( ireat ( Jomforter, to as impart 
These blessings of thy grace. 



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Nor will of man, nor blood, nor birth, 
Can raise a soul to heaven. 

2 The sovereign will of God alone 

Creates us heirs of grace ; 
Born in the image of his Son, 
A new, peculiar race. 

3 The Spirit, like some heavenly wind, 

Breathes on the sons of flesh, 
New-models all the carnal mind, 
And forms the man afresh. 

4 Our quickened souls awake and rise 

From the long sleep of death ; 

On heavenly things we fix our eyes, 

And praise employs our breath. 

200 Matt. 7 .*/4. Watts. 

Strait is the way, the door is strait, 
That leads to joys on high ; 

'T is but a few that find the gate 
While crowds mistake and die. 

2 Beloved self must be denied, 

The mind and will renewed, 
Passion suppressed, and patience tried, 
And vain desires subdued. 

3 Lord ! can a feeble, helpless worm, 

Fulfill a task so hard ? 
Thy grace must all my work perform, 
And give the free reward. 



2 O I Rom. 3 ; f9. Watts. 

Vain are the hopes, the sons of men 
On their .own works have built ; 

Their hearts, by nature, all unclean, 
And all their actions, guilt. 

2 Let Jew and Gentile stop their mouths, 

Without a murmuring word ; 
And the whole race of Adam stand 
Guilty before the Lord. 

3 Jesus ! how glorious is thy grace ; — 

When in thy name we trust, 
Our faith receives a righteousness, 
That makes the sinner just. 



Zech.9 :12. 



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202 
How sad our state by nature is ! 

Our sin — how deep it stains ! 
And Satan holds our captive minds 

Fast in his slavish chains. 

2 But there's a voice of sovereign grace, 

Sounds from the sacred word : 

" Ho ! ye despairing sinners, come, 

2\nd trust a pardoning Lord." 

3 My soul obeys the almighty call, 

And runs to this relief ; 
I would believe thy promise, Lord : 
Oh, help my unbelief ! 

4 A guilty, weak, and helpless worm, 

On thy kind arms I fall ; 
Be thou my Strength and Righteousness, 
My Saviour and my All. 



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How helpless guilty nature lies, 

Unconscious of its load ! 
The heart, unchanged, can never rise 

To happiness and God. 

2 Can aught, beneath a power divine, 

The stubborn will subdue? 
T is thine, almighty Spirit ! thine, 
To form the heart anew. 

3 'Tis thine, the passions to recall, 

And upward bid them rise ; 
To make the scales of error fall, 
From reason's darkened eyes ; — 

4 To chase the shades of death away, 

And bid the sinner live ; 
A beam of heaven, a vital ray, 
'T is thine alone to give. 

5 Oh,change these wretched hearts of ours, 

An 1 give them life divine; 

Then shall our passions and our powers, 
Almighty Lord, be thine. 

Iv vain we seek for peace with God 

By methods of our own : 
Nothing, O Saviour! but thy blood 
: bring us oear the tin-one. 

2 The threateninga of the broken law 
Impress the soul with dread : 
If God his sword of vengeance draw, 

It strikes the spirit dead. 



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3 Bug thine illustrious sacrifice 

Hath answered these demands ; 
And peace and pardon from the skies 
Arc offered by thy hands. 

4 'Tis by thy death we live, O Lord ! 

'T is on thy cross we rest : 
Forever be thy love adored, 
Thy name forever blessed. 



Rom. 7 : 7-fS, 



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205 

Lord, how secure my conscience was, 
And felt no inward dread ! 

I was alive without the law, 

And thought my sins were dead. 

2 My hopes of heaven were firm and bright; 

But since the precept came 
With a convincing power and light, • 
I find how vile I am. 

3 My o-uilt appeared but small before, 

Till terribly 1 saw 
How perfect, holy, just, and pure, 
Is thine eternal law. 

4 Then felt my soul the heavy load; 

My sins revived again : 
I had provoked a dreadful God, 
And all my hopes were slain. 

5 My God, I cry with every breath 

For some kind power to save, 
To break the yoke of Bin and death, 
And thus redeem the slave. 



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There is a fountain filled with blood, 
Drawn from Immanuel's veins ; 

And sinners, plunged beneath that flood, 
Lose all their guilty stains. 

2 The dying thief rejoiced to see 
That fountain in his day ; 
And there may I, though vile as he, 
Wash all my sins away. 

8 Dear dying Lamb, thy precious blood 
Shall never lose its power, 
Till all the ransomed church of » *od 
Be saved, to sin no more. 

4 E'er since, by faith, I saw the stream 

Thy flowing wounds supply, 
Redeeming love has been my theme, 
• And shall be, till I die. 

5 Then in a nobler, sweeter song, 

I'll sing thy power to save, 
When this poor lisping, stammering 
tongue 
Lies silent in the grave. 

2 07 Jotin 3 : 17. Way-is 

Come, happy souls, approach yourGcd 

With new, melodious songs ; 
Come, render to almighty grace 

The tribute of your tongues. 
2 So strange, so boundless was fe k»ye 

That pitied dying men, 
The Father sent his equal Son 

Tl» irive them Ufe again. 



3 Thy hands, dear Jesus, were not armed 

With an avenging rod ; > 
No hard commission to perform 
The vengeance of a God. 

4 But all w T as merciful and mild, 

And wrath forsook the throne, 
When Christ on the kind errand came, 
And brought salvation down. 

5 See, dearest Lord, our willing souls . 

Accept thine offered grace ; 
We bless the great Redeemer's love, 
And give the Father praise. 

208 



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O Lord, how infinite thy love ! 

How wondrous are thy ways ! 
Let earth beneath, and heaven above, 

Combine to sing thy praise. 

2 Man in immortal beauty shone, 

Thy noblest work below ; 
Too soon by sin made heir alone 
To death and endless woe. 

3 Then, "Lo! I come," the Saviour said ; 

Oh, be his name adored, 
Who, with his blood, our ransom paid, 
And life and bliss restored ! 

4 O Lord, how infinite thy love ! 

How wondrous are thy ways ! 
Let earth beneath, and heaven above, 
^ Combine to sing thy praise. 



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Great God, when I approach thy throne, 

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That Jesus died for me. 

2 How can a soul condemned to die, 

Escape the just decree '. 
Helpless, and full of sin am I, 
But Jesus died for me. 

3 Burdened with sin's oppressive chain, 

Oh, how can I get free ? 
No peace can all my efforts gain, 
But Jesus died for me. 

4 And Lord, when T behold thy face, 

This must be all my plea ; 
Save me by thy almighty grace, 
F«>r Jesus died for me. 



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When but one -inner tarns, 

And, with an humble, broken heart, 
His Bins and errors mourns. 

"2 Pleased with the new-, the saints below 
In songs their tongues employ; 
Beyond the Bkies the tidings go, 

And heaven is filled with joy. 

3 Nor angels can their joys contain, 
But kindle with new fire; — 
"The sinner lost i> found, 91 they sing, 

And strike the sounding lyre. 



2 11 ?**. OS : fff. Watts. 

Salvation ! — oh, the joyful sound ! 

'T is pleasure to our ears ; 
A sovereign balm for every wound, 

A cordial for our fears. 

2 Buried in sorrow and in sin, 

At hell's dark door we lay ; — 
But we arise by grace divine, 
To sec a heavenly day. 

3 Salvation '.—let the echo fly 

The spacious earth around ; 

A\ 'hile all the armies of the sky 

Conspire to raise the sound. 

2 12 Horn .5:$. Steele. 

Jesus, — and didst thou leave the sky, 
To bear our griefs and woes? 

And didst thou bleed, and groan and die, 
For thy rebellious foes? 

l ; Well might the heavens with wonder view 
A love so strange as thine ! 
No thought of angels ever knew 
( 'oinpassion so divine! 

:; [a there a heart that will not bend 
To thy divine control i 
Descend, <> sovereign love, descend, 
And melt that stubborn soul. 

4 Oh! may our willing hearts coni 

Thy sweet, thy gentle sway ; 
Glad captives of thy matchless grace, 
Thy righteous rule obey. 



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Why will ye waste on trifling cares 
That life which God's compassion spares? 
While, in the various range of thought, 
The one thing needful is forgot ? 

2 Shall God invite you from above ? 
Shall Jesus urge his dying love ? 

Shall troubled conscience give you pain ? 
And all these pleas unite in vain ? 

3 Not so your eyes will always view 
Those objects which you now pursue : 
Not so will heaven and hell appear, 
When death's decisive hour is near. 

4 Almighty God ! thy grace impart ; 
Fix deep conviction on each heart ; 
Nor let us waste on trifling cares 
That life which thy compassion spares. 

2 Id. PS.SS. DWIGHT. 

While life prolongs its precious light, 
Mercy is found, and peace is given ; 
But soon, ah ! soon, approaching night 
Shall blot out every hope of heaven. 

2 While God invites, how blest the day ! 
How sweet the gospel's charming sound ! 
Come, sinners, haste, oh, haste away, 
While yet a pardoning God is found. ' 

3 Soon, borne on time's most rapid wing, 
Shall death command you to the grave, 
Before his bar your spirits bring, 

And none be found to' hear or save. 



4 In that lone land of deep despair 

No Sabbath's heavenly light shall rise ; 
No God regard your bitter prayer, 
Nor Saviour call you to the skies. 

5 Now God invites — how blest the day ! 
How sweet the gospel's charming sound ! 
Come, sinners, haste, oh, haste away, 
While yet a pardoning God is found. 



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215 

Say, sinner ! hath a voice within 
Oft whispered to thy secret soul, 
Urged thee to leave the ways of sin, 
And yield thy heart to God's control ? 

2 Sinner ! it was a heavenly voice, — 
It was the Spirit's gracious call ; 

It bade thee make the better choice, 
And haste to seek in Christ thine all. 

3 Spurn not the call to life and light ; 
Regard, in time, the warning kind ; 
That call thou may'st not always slight. 
And yet the gate of mercy find. 

4 God's Spirit will not always strive 
With hardened, self-destroying man ; 
Ye who persist his love to grieve, 
May never hear his voice again. 

5 Sinner ! perhaps, this very day, 
Thy last accepted time may be : 

Oh ! shouldst thou grieve him now away, 
Then hope may never beam on thee. 



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Delay not, delay not, O sinner, draw near, 

The waters of life are now flowing for 

thee ; 

X" price isdemanded, the Saviour ishere; 

Lcmption is purchased, salvation is 

free. 

2 Delay not, delay not, why longer abuse 

love and compassion of Jesus thy 

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To wash and be cleansed in his par- 
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3 Delay not, delay not, sinner, to come, 

For Mercy still lingers and calls thee 
to-day : 



Her voice is not heard in the vale of 
the tomb ; 
Her message unheeded will soon pass 
away. 

4 Delay not, delay not, the Spirit of grace 

Long grieved and resisted may take 
his sad flight, 
And leave thee in darkness to finish thy 
race, 
To sink inthcgloom of eternity's night. 

5 Delay not, delay not, the hour is at hand, 

The earth shall dissolve, and the heav- 
ens shall fade, 
The dead, small and great, in the judg- 
ment shall stand ; 

What power then, O sinner, will lend 
thee its aid ! 

2l8 Job 22 ; 27. Knox. 

Acquaint thyself quickly, O sinner, with 

God, 
And joy, like the sunshine, shall beam 

on thy road ; 
And peace, like the dewdrop, shall fall 

on thy head, 
And sleep, like an angel, shall visit thy bed. 

2 Acquaint thyself quickly, O sinner, with 
God, 

And he shall be with thee when feara 

are abroad ; 
Thy Safeguard in danger that threatens 

thy path ; 
Thy Joy in the valley and shadow of death. 



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Come, trembling sinner, in whose breast 
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Come, with your guilt and fear oppressed, 
And make this last resolve : — 

2 " I'll go to Jesus, though my sins 

Like mountains round me close 
I know his courts, I'll enter in, 
Whatever may oppose. 

3 " Prostrate I'll lie before his throne, 

And there my guilt confess ; 

I'll tell him I'm a wretch undone, 

Without his sovereign grace. 

4 " Perhaps he will admit my plea, 

Perhaps will hear my prayer ; 
But if I perish, I will pray, 
And perish only there. 

5 " I can but perish if I go ; 

I am resolved to try ; 
For if I stay away, I know 
I must forever die." 



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There is a line, by us unseen, 

That crosses every path, 
The hidden boundary between 

God's patience and his wrath. 

To pass that limit is to die, 

To die as if by stealth ; 
It docs not quench the beaming eye, 

Nor pale the glow, of health. 



3 Oh ! where is this mysterious bourne 

By which our path is crossed ; 
Beyond which God himself hath sworn 
That he who goes is lost ? 

4 How far may we go on to sin ? 

How long will God forbear ? 
Where does hope end, and where begin 
The confines of despair ? 

5 An answer from the skies is sent, — 

" Ye that from God depart, 
While it is called to-day, repent, 
And harden not your heart." 



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O sinner, bring not tears alone, 
Or outward form of prayer, 

But let it in thy heart be known 
That penitence is there. 

To smite the breast, the clothes to rend, 

God asketh not of thee ; 
Thy secret soul he bids thee bend 

In true humility. 

Oh ! let us, then, with heartfelt grief, 

Draw near unto our God, 
And pray to him to grant relief, 

And stay the lifted rod. 

O righteous Judge ! if thou wilt deign 

To grant us what we need, 
We pray for time to turn again, 

And grace to turn indeed. 



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Return*, O wanderer, to thy home, 

Thy Father calls for thee : 
X<> longer now an exile roam 

In guilt and misery. 

2 Return, O wanderer, to thy home, 

Thy Saviour calls for thee : 
" The Spirit and the Bride say, Come ;" 
Oh, now for refuge flee ! 

3 Return, O wanderer, to thy home, 

"f is madness to delay : 
There are no pardons in the tomb ; 
And brief is mercy's day ! 

2 23 Isa. 55 : 7. Collyer. 

Returx, O wanderer, now return, 
And seek thy Father's face ! 

Those new desires, which in thee burn, 
Were kindled by his grace. 

9 Return, O wanderer, now return ! 
He hears thy humble sigh ; 
lie sous thy softened spirit mourn, 
When no one else is nigh. 

3 Return, O wanderer, now return ! 

Thy Saviour bids thee live: 
to hi> bleeding feet, and learn 
I! w freely he'll forgive. 

4 Return, wanderer, now return, 

And wipe the falling tear! 
Thy Father calls — n<> longer mourn : 
His lore invites thee near. 



Re-turn, re-turn ! 



2 24- Gen. 7:1. Anon. 

Come to the ark, come to the ark ; 

To Jesus come away : 
The pestilence walks forth by night, 

The arrow flies by day. 

3 Come to the ark ; the waters rise, 

The seas their billows rear ; 
While darkness gathers o'er the skies, 
Behold a refuge near ! 

3 Come to the ark, all, all that weep 

Beneath the sense of sin : 
Without, deep calleth unto deep, 
But all is peace within. 

4 Come to the ark, ere yet the flood 

Your lingering steps oppose ; 
Come, for the door which open stood 
Is now about to close. 



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225 

When rising from the bed of death 
Overwhelmed with guilt and fear, 
I see my Maker face to face — 

Oh ! how shall 1 appear ! 

2 Fv'n now, while pardon may be found 
And mercy may be sought, 
My heart with inward horror Bhrinks, 
And trembles at the thought 

:; Whenthou, O Lord! shalt stand disclosed 
In majesty severe, 
And sit in judgment <>n my soul, 

Oh ! how shall I appear ! 



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2 To serve the present age, 

My calling to fulfill ; . 
Oh, may it all my powers engage 
To do my Master's will. 

3 Arm me with jealous care, 

As in thy sight to live ; 
And oh, thy servant, Lord, prepare 
A strict account to give. 

4 Help me to watch and pray, 

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Assured, if I my trust betray, 
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And canst thou, sinner ! slight 

The call of love divine ? 
Shall God with tenderness invite, 

And gain no thought of thine ? 

2 Wilt thou not cease to grieve 

The Spirit from thy breast, 
Till lie thy wretched soul shall leave 
With all thy sins oppressed ? 

3 To-day, a pardoning God 

Will hear the suppliant pray ; 
To-day, a Saviour's cleansing blood 
Will wash thy guilt away. 



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228 

Did Christ o'er sinners weep, 
And shall our cheeks be dry ? 

Let floods of penitential grief 
Burst forth from every eye. 

2 The Son of God in tears, 

Angels with wonder see ! 
Be thou astonished, O my soul, 
He shed those tears for thee. 

3 He wept that we might weep ; 

Each sin demands a tear ; 
In heaven alone no sin is found, 
And there's no weeping there. 

2 2 Q ^ ey - 22 ' *7* Onderdonk. 

The Spirit, in our hearts, 

Is whispering, " Sinner, come ;" 

The bride, the Church of Christ, pro- 
claims, 
To all his children, " Come I" 

2 Let him that heareth say 

To all about him, " Come !" 
Let him that thirsts for righteousness 
To Christ, the fountain, come ! 

3 Yes, whosoever will, 

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And freely drink the stream of life ; 
'T is Jesus bids him come. 

4 Lo ! Jesus, who invites, 

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T were vain the ocean depths to sound, 

Or pierce to either pole. 

2 The world can never give 

The bliss for which we sigh: 
Tis not the whole of life to live, 
Nor all of death to die. 

3 Beyond this vale of tears 

There is a life above, 
Unmeasured by the flight of years ; 
And all that life is love. 

4 There is a death whose pang 

Outlasts the fleeting breath : 
Oh, what eternal honors hang 
Around the second death! 

5 Lord God of truth and grace ! 

Teach na that death to shun : 
Lest we be banished from thy face, 
And evermore undone. 



To pray, and wait the hour, 

That awful hour unknown, 
When robed in majesty and power, 

Thou shalt from heaven come down ! 

Oh, may we all be found 

Obedient to thy word, — 
Attentive to the trumpet's sound, 

And looking for our Lord! 

Oh, may we all insure 

A home among the blest; 
And watch a moment to secure 

An everlasting rest ! 



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Thou Judge of quick and dead, 
I I »forc whose bar severe, 

With holy joy, or guilty dread, 
W all >hall soon appear : — 

2 Our cautioned souls prepare 
For that tremendous day ; 
Oh ! till as now with watchful care, 
And stir us up to pray : — 



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Now is the accepted time, 

Now is the day of grace ; 
O sinners ! come, without delay, 

And seek the Saviour's face. 

2 Xow is the accepted time, 

The Saviour calls to-day ; 
To-morrow it may be too late; — 
Then why Bhould yon delay ? 

3 Xow is the accepted time, 

The gospel bids you come ; 

And every promise, in his word, 

1 declares there yet is room. 

4 Lord, draw reluctant souls, 

And feast them with thy love ; 
Then will the angels Bpread their wings, 
And bear the news above. 



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God, your Maker, asks you — Why ? 
God, who did your being give, 
Made you with himself to live ; 
He the fatal cause demands, 
Asks the work of his own hands, — 
Why, ye thankless creatures, why 
"Will ye cross his love, and die ? 

2 Sinners, turn, why will ye die ? 
God, your Saviour, asks you — Why ? 
He who did your souls retrieve, 
Died himself, that ye might live. 
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Why, ye ransomed sinners, why 
Will ye slight his grace, and die ? 

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God, the Spirit asks you— Why ? 
He, who all your lives hath strove, 
Urged you to embrace his love : 
Will ye not his grace receive ? 
Will ye still refuse to live ? 

O ye dying sinners ! why, 
Why will ye forever die ? 



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234 

Pilgrim, burdened with thy sin, 
Come the way to Zion's gate ; 

There, till mercy speaks within, 

Knock, and weep, and watch, and wait 



Knock — he knows the sinner's cry : 
Weep — he loves the mourner's tears ; 

Watch, for saving grace is nigh ; 
Wait, till heavenly grace appears. 

2 Hark ! it is the Saviour's voice, 

" Welcome, pilgrim, to thy rest !" 
Now within the gate rejoice, 

Safe, and owned, and bought,andblcst: 
Safe, from all the lures of vice ; 

Owned, by joys the contrite know ; 
Bought by love, and life the price ; 

Blest, the mighty debt to owe. 

3 Holy pilgrim ! what for thee 

In a world like this remains ? 
From thy guarded breast shall flee 

Fear, and shame, and doubts,and pains: 
Fear, the hope of heaven shall fly, 

Shame, from glory's view retire ; 
Doubt, in full belief, shall die, 

Pain, in endless bliss, expire. 



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235 

Sinner ! rouse thee from thy sleep ; 
Wake, and o'er thy folly weep ; 
Raise thy spirit, dark and dead ; 
Jesus waits his light to shed. 
2 Be not blind and foolish still ; 
Called of Jesus, learn his will ; 
Jesus calls from death and night, 
Jesus waits to shed his light. 



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Come, and make my paths your choice; 
I will guide you to your home ; 
Weary pilgrim, hither come. 

Thou who, homeless and forlorn, 
Long hast borne the proud world's scorn ; 
I. g hast roamed the barren waste, 
Weary wanderer, hither haste. 

Hither come, for here is found 
Balm that flows for every wound ! 
I . that ever shall endure, 

Rest eternal, sacred, sure. 



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237 

Weary sinner ! keep thine eyes 
On the atoning Sacrifice ; 
\ iw him bleeding on the tree, 
I raring out his life for thee. 

2 Surely < Jhrist thy griefs hath borne ; 
Weeping bouI, no longer mourn ; 
Now by faith the Son embrace, 
Plead his promise, trust his grace. 

•°> Cast thy guilty soul on him; 

Find him mighty to redeem : 
At hi- feet thy burden lay ; 
Look thy doubts and care away. 

4 Lord, thou with power to heal ; 

N »w thy mighty arm reveal : 

At thy feel myself I lay ; 
Take, oh, take my sins away ! 



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Hasten, sinner! to be wise, 
Stay not for the morrow's sun ; 

Wisdom, if thou still despise, 
Harder is it to be won. 

Hasten mercy to implore, 

Stay not for the morrow's sun, 

Lest thy season should be o'er, 
Ere this evening's stage be run. 

Hasten, sinner ! to return, 

Stay not for the morrow's sun, 

Lest thy lamp should cease to burn, 
Ere salvation's work is done. 

Hasten, sinner ! to be blest, 
Stay not for the morrow's sun, 

Lest perdition thee arrest, 
Ere the morrow is begun. 

? Q Luke 15 : IS. Clarke. 

Brother, hast thou wandered far 
From thy Father's happy home, 
With thyself and God at war \ 

Turn thee, brother; homeward come. 

Hasl thou wasted all the powers 

God for noble uses gave .' 
Squandered Life's mosl golden hours! 

Turn thee, brothel- : God can >ave. 

He can heal thy bitteresl wound, 

He thy faintest prayer can hear ; 
Seek him, for he may be found ; 
Call upon him ; he is near. 






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Will you go ? 

To sing the Saviour's dying 1 v 

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Anointed kings and priests to God, 
And millions more are on the road. 

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Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched, 
Weak and wounded, sick and sore, 

Jesus ready stands to save you, 
Full of pity, love and power. 

He is able, 
He is willing, doubt no more. 

2 Ho, ye needy ; come, and w r elcome ; 

God's free bounty glorify ! 
True belief and true repentance, 
Every o;race that brings us nigh. 

Without money. 
Come to Jesus Christ, and buy. 

3 Let not conscience make you linger, 

Xor of fitness fondly dream ; 
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Ere the hand of justice falls ; 

Hear, sinner ! 
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hia mercy while you may • 
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:i your life will pas- away: 
Baste, O sinner ! 
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Sinners, will you scorn the message, 
Coming from the courts above ? 

Mercy beams in every passage ; 
Every line is full of love ; 

Oh ! believe it, 
Every line is full of love. 

2 Xow the heralds of salvation 

Joyful news from heaven proclaim ! 
Sinners freed from condemnation, 
Through the all-atoning Lamb ! 

Life receiving 
Through the all-atoning Lamb. 

3 O ye angels, hovering round us, 

Waiting spirits, speed your way ; 
Haste ye to the court of heaven, 
Tidings bear without delay : 

Rebel sinners 
Glad the message will obey. 



2 4. 5 &s. 57 .• 70. 

AVelcome, welcome, dear Redeemer- 
Welcome to this heart of mine ; 

Lord, I make a full surrender, 

Every power and thought be thine. 

Thine entirely, 
Through eternal ages thine. 

2 Known to all to be thy mansion, 
Earth and hell will disappear ; 
Or in vain attempt possession, 

When they find the Lord is near; 

Shout, /ion ! 
Shout, ye saints! the Lord is here. 



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Just as I am, without one plea, 
But that thy blood was shed for me, 
And that thou bid'st me come to thee, 
O Lamb of God, I come ! I come ! 

2 Just as I am, and waiting not 
To rid my soul of one dark blot, 

To thee whose blood can cleanse each spot, 
O Lamb of God, I come ! I come ! 

3 Just as I am, though tossed about 
With many a conflict, many a doubt, 
Fightings within, and fears without, 
O Lamb of God, I come ! I come ! 

4 Just as I am — poor, wretched, blind ; 
Sight, riches, healing of the mind, 
Yea, all I need, in thee to find, 

O Lamb of God, I come ! I come ! 

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Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve ; 
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O Lamb of God, I come \ I come ! 

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Now, to be thine, yea, thine alone, 
O Lamb of God, I con^e ! I come ! 

2 4-7 Malt. // .• 2S. C. Elliott. 

With tearful eyes I look around ; 
Life seems a dark and stormy sea ; 
Yet, 'mid the gloom, I hear a sound, 
A heavenly whisper, " Come to me ;" 



2 It tells me of a place of rest ; 

It tells me where my soul may flee : 
Oh, to the weary, faint, oppressed, 
How sweet the bidding, " Come to me ! 1 

3 " Come, for all else must fail and die ! 
Earth is no resting-place for thee ; 
To heaven direct thy weeping eye, 

I am thy portion ; Come to me !" 

4 O voice of mercy ! voice of love ! 
In conflict, grief, and agony, 
Support me, cheer me from above ! 
And gently whisper, " Come to me !" 



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248 

God of my life ! thy boundless grace 
Chose, pardoned, and adopted me ; 
My rest, my home, my dwelling-place ; 
Father ! I come, I come to thee. 

2 Jesus, my hope, my rock, my shield ! 
Whose precious blood was shed for me, 
Into thy hands my soul I yield ; 
Saviour! I come, I come to thee. 

3 Spirit of glory and of God ! 

Long hast thou deigned my guide to be ; 
Now be thy comfort sweet bestowed ; 
My God ! I come, I come to thee. 

4 I come to join that countless host 
Who praise thy name unceasingly ; 
Blest Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ! 
My God ! I come, I come to thee. 



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2 See, Lord, before thy throne of grace, 

A wretched wanderer mourn : 
Hast thou not bid me seek thy face ? 
Hast thou oot said — "Return t" 

3 And shall my guilty fears prevail 

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This only safe retreat ! 

4 Oh, shine on this benighted heart, 

With beams of mercy shine ! 
And let thy healing voice impart 
The sense of joy divine. 



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250 

Mv God, accept my heart this day, 
And make it always thine ; 

That I from thee no more may stray, 
-V<> more from thee decline. 

2 Before the cross of him who died, 

Behold, I prostrate fall ; 
Let every sin be crucified, 

Let Christ be all in all. 

3 Let every thought, and work, and word 

To thee be ever given ; 
Then life shall be thy service, Lord, 
And death the gate of heaven ! 



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251 

W elcome, O Saviour ! to my heart ; 

Possess thine humble throne ; 
Bid every rival hence depart, 

And claim me for thine own. 

2 The world and Satan I forsake — 

To thee, I all resign ; 
My longing heart, O Jesus ! take, 
And fill with love divine. 

3 Oh ! may I never turn aside, 

Nor from thy bosom flee ; 
Let nothing here my heart divide — 
I give it all to thee. 



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O God of mercy ! hear my call, 
Mv load of guilt remove ; 

Break down this separating wall, 
That bars me from thy love. 

2 Give me the presence of thy grace ; 
Then my rejoicing tongue 
Shall speak aloud thy righteousness, 
And make thy praise my song. 

:; N'.i blood of goats, nor heifer slain, 
For -in could e'er atone : 
The death of Christ shall still remain 
Sufficient and alone. 

4 A -<>ul, oppressed with sin's desert, 
My God will ne'er despise; 
An humble* groan, a broken heart, 
Is our best sacrifice. 



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My richest- gain I count but loss, 
And pour contempt on all my pride. 

2 Forbid it, Lord ! that I should boast, 
Save in the death of Christ, my God ; 
All the vain things that charm me most 
I sacrifice them to his blood. 

3 See, from his head, his hands, his feet, 
Sorrow and love flow mingled down ; 
Did e'er such love and sorrow meet, 
Or thorns compose so rich a crown ? 

4 His dying crimson, like a robe, 
Spreads o'er his body on the tree ; 
Tli en I am dead to all the globe, 
And all the globe is dead to me. 

5 "Were the whole realm of nature mine, 
That were a present far too small ; 
Love so amazing, so divine, 
Demands my soul, my life, my all. 

2C^L IPs. 51. Watts. 

Show pity, Lord ! O Lord, forgive; 
Let a repenting rebel live ; 
Are not thy mercies large and free ?. 
May not a sinner trust in thee ? 

2 Oh, wash my soul from every sin, 
And make my guilty conscience clean ! 
Here on my heart the burden lies, 
And past offences pain mine eyes. 



My lips with shame my sins confess, 
Against thy law, against thy grace ; 
Lord, should thy judgment grow severe, 
I am condemned, but thou art clear. 

Should sudden vengeance seize my breath, 
I must pronounce thee just in death; 
And if my soul were sent to hell, 
Thy righteous law approves it well. 

Yet save a trembling sinner, Lord ! 
Whosehope,stillhoveringroundthyword, 
Wouldlighton some sweet promise there, 
Some sure support against despair. 



2>s. 51. 



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255 

A broken heart, ray God, my King, 
Is all the sacrifice 1 bring : 
The God of grace will ne'er despise 
A broken heart for sacrifice. 

2 My soul lies humbled in the dust, 
And owns thy dreadful sentence just : 
Look down, O Lord, with pitying eye, 
And save the soul condemned to die. 

3 Then will I teach the world thy ways ; 
Sinners shall learn thy sovereign grace : 
I'll lead them to my Saviour's blood, 
And they shall praise a pardoning God. 

4 Oh, may thy love inspire my tongue ! 
Salvation shall be all my song ; 
And all my powers shall join to bless 
The Lord,my Strength and Righteousness. 



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Turn, and look upon me, Lord ! 

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Turn, and look upon me, Lord ! 

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Life, and happiness, and love 

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2 59 

Vain, delusive world, adieu, 

With all of creature good ! 
Only Jesus I pursue, 

Who bought me with his blood : 
All thy pleasures I forego ; 

I trample on thy wealth and pride ; 
Only Jesus will I know, 

And Jesus, crucified. 

2 Other knowledge I disdain ; 

'T is all but vanity : 
Christ, the Lamb of God, was slain, — 

He tasted death for me. 
Me to save from endless woe, 

The sin-atoning Victim died : 
Only Jesus will 1 know, 

And Jesus, crucified. 

3 Him to know is life and peace, 

And pleasure without end : 
This is all my happiness, 

On Jesus to depend ; 
Daily in his grace to grow, 

And ever in his faith abide ; 
Only Jesus will I know, 

And Jesus, crucified. 






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Full of trembling expectation, 

Feeling much, and fearing more, 
Mighty God of my salvation ! 

I thy timely aid implore ; 
Suffering Son of Man ! be near me, 

All my sufferings to sustain. 
By thy sorer griefs to cheer me, 

By thy more than mortal pain. 

2 Call to mind that unknown anguish, 

In thy days of flesh below ; 
When thy troubled soul did languish 

Under a whole world of woe ; 
When thou didst our curst; inherit, 

Groan beneath our guilty load, 
Burdened with a wounded spirit, 

Bruised by the wrath of God. 

3 By thy most severe temptation, 

In that dark, satanic hour ; 
By thy last mysterious pa-sion, 

reen me from the adverse power! 

By thy fainting in the garden, 
By thy bloody sweat, I pray. 

Write upon my heart the pardon, 
Take my sins and fears away. 



Take me, O my Father, take me ! 

Take me, save me, through thy Son ; 
That which thou wouldst have me, 
make me, 

Let thy will in me be done. 
Long from thee my footsteps straying, 

Thorny proved the way I trod ; 
Weary come I now, and praying — 

Take me to thy love, my God ! 
Fruitless years with grief recalling, 

Humbly I confess my sin ; 
At thy feet, Father, falling, 

To thy household take me in. 
Freely now to thee I proffer 

This relenting heart of mine ; 
Freely life and soul I offer — 

Gift unworthy love like thine. 
Once the world's Redeemer 'lying, 

Bare our sins upon the tree ; 
On that sacrifice relying, 

Now I look in hope to thee ; 
Father, take me ! all forgiving 

Fold me to thy loving breast; 
In thy love forever living, 

I must be forever blest ! 



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Shall I among them stand ? 
Shall such a worthless worm as I, 
Who sometimes am afraid to die, 

Be found at thy right hand I 

2 I love to meet thy people now, 
Before thy feet with them to bow, 

Though vilest of them all ; 
But, can I bear the piercing thought, 
What if. my name should be left out, 

When thou for them shalt call ? 

3 O Lord, prevent it by thy grace, 
Be thou my only hiding-place, 

In this the accepted day ; 
Thy pardoning voice, oh let me hear, 
To still my unbelieving fear, 

Nor let me fall, I pray. 

4 Among thy saints let me be found, 
Whene'er the archangel's trump shall 

To see thy smiling face ; [sound, 

Then loudest of the throng I'll sing, 
While heaven's resoundingmansionsring 

With shouts of sovereign grace. . 

2 6 7 2 Cor. 6 : 2f. Toplady. 

thou who hear'st the prayer of faith,- 
Wilt thou not save a soul from death, 

That casts itself on thee ? 

1 have no refuge of my own, 

But fly to what my Lord hath done, 
And suffered once for me. 



2 Slain in the guilty sinner's stead, 
His spotless righteousness I plead, 

And his availing blood ; • 
Thy merit, Lord, my robe shall be ; 
Thy merit shall atone for me, 

And bring me near to God. 

3 Then save me from eternal death, 
The Spirit of adoption breathe, 

His consolations send ; 
By him some word of life impart, 
And sweetly whisper to my heart, 

" Thy Maker is thy Friend." 

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The mind was formed to mount sublime, 
Beyond the narrow bounds of time, 

To everlasting things ; 
But earthly vapors dim her sight, 
And hang, with cold oppressive weight, 

Upon her drooping wings. 

2 Bright scenes of bliss, — unclouded skies, 
Invite my soul ; — oh, could I rise, 

Nor leave a thought below, 
I'd bid farewell to anxious care, 
And say, to every tempting snare, — 

Heaven calls, and I must go : — 

3 Heaven calls, — and can I yet delay ? 
Can aught on earth engage my stay ? 

Ah ! wretched lingering heart ! 
Come, Lord! with strength, and life, 

and light, 
Assist and guide my upward flight, 

And bid the world depart. 



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Lo ! on a narrow neck of land, 
Twixt two unbounded seas, I stand, 

Secure ! insensible ! 
A point of time, a moment's space, 
Removes me to yon heavenly place, 

Or shuts me up in hell. 

2 God ! my inmost soul convert, 
And deeply on my thoughtful heart 

Eternal things impress: 
Give me to feel their solemn weight, 
And save me ere it be too late ; 

Wake me to righteousness. 

3 Before me place, in dread array, 
The pomp of that tremendous day, 

When thou with clouds shalt come 
To judge the nations at thy bar; 
And tell me, Lord ! shall I be there 

To meet a joyful doom ! 

I Be this my one great business here, — 
With holy trembling, holy fear, 

To make my calling sure ! 
Thine utmost counsel to fulfill, 
And suffer all thy righteous will, 

And to the end endure ! 

5 Then Saviour, then my soul receive, 

Then bid me in thy presence live, 

And reign with thee above ; 



Where faith is sweetly lost in sight, 
And hope, in full, supreme delight, 
And everlasting love. 

200 John 3:3. Ockum. 

Awaked by Sinai's awful sound, 
My soul in bonds of guilt I found, 

And knew not where to go ; 
One solemn truth increased my pain, 
"The sinner must be born again," 

Or sink to endless woe. 

2 I heard the law its thunders roll, 
While guilt lay heavy on my soul — 

A vast oppressive load ; 
All creature-aid I saw was vain ; 
" The sinner must be born again," 

Or drink the wrath of God. 

3 The saints I heard with rapture tell — 
How Jesus conquered death and hell 

To bring salvation near ; 
Yet still I found this truth remain — 
" The sinner must be born again," 

Or sink in deep despair. 

4 But while I thus in anguish lay, 

The bleeding Saviour passed that way, 
My bondage to remove ; 

The sinner, mice by justice slain, 
X<»w by his grace is born again, 
And sings redeeming love. 



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And bring me home to God. 

2 Soon as the morn the light revealed, 

His praises tuned my tongue ; 
And, when the evening shade prevailed, 
His love was all my song. 

3 In prayer, my soul drew near the Lord, 

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4 Now, when the evening shade prevails, 

My soul in darkness mourns ; 
And when the morn the light reveals, 
No lio-ht to me returns. 

5 Rise, Saviour ! help me to prevail, 

And make my soul thy care ; 
I know thy mercy cannot fail, 
Let me that mercy share. 

268 Rom. 7 : 21. Stennett. 

With tears of anguish I lament, 
Here, at thy feet, my God, 

My passion, pride, and discontent, 
And vile ingratitude. 

2 Sure, never was a heart so base, 1 
So false as mine has been; 
So faithless to its promises, 
So prone to every .sin. 



Reason, I hear, her counsels weigh, 
And all her words approve ; 

But still I find it hard to obey, 
And harder yet to love. 

How long, dear Saviour, shall I feel 
These struggles in my breast? 

When wilt thou bow my stubborn will, 
And give my conscience rest ? 

Break, sovereign grace, oh, break the 
charm, 

And set the captive free ; 
Reveal, almighty God, thine arm, 

And haste to rescue me. 



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Oh ! for that tenderness of heart, 
That bows before the Lord ; 

That owns how just and good thou art, 
And trembles at thy word. 

Oh ! for those humble, contrite tears, 
Which from repentance flow ; 

That sense of guilt which, trembling, fears 
The long-suspended blow ! 

Saviour ! to me, in pity give, 

For sin, the deep distress ; 
The pledge thou wilt, at last, receive, 

And bid me die in peace. 

Oh ! fill my soul with faith and love, 
And strength to do thy will ; 

Raise my desires and hopes above, — 
Thyself to me reveal. 



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How oft, alas ! this wretched heart 
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Forgetful of his word ! 

2 Yet sovereign mercy calls — "Return!" 

Dear Lord, and may I come ? 
My vile ingratitude I mourn : 
Oh, take the wanderer home ! 

3 And canst thou, — wilt thou yet forgive, 

And hid my. crimes remove ? 
And shall a pardoned rebel live, 
To speak thy wondrous love \ 

4 Almighty grace, thy healing power, 

How glorious, how divine! 
That can to life and bliss restore 
A heart so vile as mine. 

5 Thy pardoning love, so free, so sweet, 

Dear Saviour, I adore ; 
Oh, keep me at thy sacred feet, 
And let me rove no more ! 

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'•her of hearts! from mine erase 
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And in its deep r ace 

My gratitude to thee ! 

2 Hearer of prayer I oh, guide aright 

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And be the victory thine. 



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Thou glorious Three in One ! 
Thou knowest best what I need most, 
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On ! for a closer walk with God, 
A calm and heavenly frame, — 

A light to shine upon the road 
That leads me to the Lamb ! 

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When first I saw the Lord \ 
Where is the soul-refreshing view 
Of Jesus and his word ? 



3 What peaceful hours I once enjoyed ! 

How sweet their memory still ! 
But they have left an aching void 
The world can never fill. 

4 Return, O holy Dove, return, 

Sweet messenger of rest ! 
I hate the sins that made thee mourn, 
And drove thee from my breast. 

5 The dearest idol I have known, 

Whate'er that idol be, 
Help me to tear it from thy throne, 
And worship (, nly thee. 

6 S shall my walk be close with Go 1, 

Calm and serene my frame ; 

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Can my God his wrath forbear ? 
Me, the chief of sinners, spare ? 

2 I have long withstood his grace ; 
Long provoked him to his face ; 
Would not hearken to his calls ; 
Grieved him by a thousand falls. 

3 Kindled his relentings are ; 
Me he now delights to spare ; 
Cries, How shall I give thee up ? — 
Lets the lifted thunder drop. 

4 There for me the Saviour stands ; 
Shows his wounds and spreads his hands! 
God is love ! I know, I feel : 

Jesus weeps, and loves me still. 



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When, my Saviour, shall I be 
Perfectly resigned to thee? 
Poor and vile in mine own eyes, 
Only in thy wisdom wise ? 

2 Only thee content to know, 
Ignorant of all below ? 
Only guided by thy light, 
Only mighty in thy might? 

3 Fully in my life express 
All the heights of holiness ? 
Sweetly let my spirit prove 
All the depths of humble love. 



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2 7 T Ps. G : 1, 2. Lyte. 

Gently, gently, lay the rod 
On my sinful head, O God ! 
Stay thy wrath, in mercy stay, 
Lest I sink beneath its sway. 

2 Heal me, for my flesh is weak ; 
Heal me, for thy grace I seek ; 
This my only plea I make, — 
Heal me for thy mercy's sake. 

3 Lo ! he comes — he heeds my plea; 
Lo ! he comes — the shadows flee ; 
Glory round me dawns once more ; 
Rise, my spirit ! and adore. 

276 Isa.32 : 17. Anon. 

Prince of Peace, control my will ; 
Bid this struggling heart be still ; 
Bid my fears and doubtings cease ; 
Hush my spirit into peace. 

2 Thou hast bought me with thy blood, 
Opened wide the gate to God : 
Peace I ask — but peace must be, 
Lord, in being one with thee. 

3 May thy will, not mine, be done ; 
May thy will and mine be one ; 
Chase these doubtings from my heart ; 
Now thy perfect peace impart. 

4 Saviour ! at thy feet I fall ; 
Thou my life, my God, my all ! 
Let thy happy servant be 

One forevennore with thee ! 



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I am coming to the cross : 

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2 Long my heart has sighed for thee ; 

Long has evil dwelt within ; 
Jesus sweetly speaks to me, 

I will cleanse you from all sin. — Cho. 

3 Here I give my all to thee, — 

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I am prostrate in the dust ; 

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278 John 27 : /&. Newton. 

'T is a point I long to know, 

Oft it causes anxious thought ; 
Do I love the Lord, or no ? 

Am I his, or am I not \ 
2 Could my heart so hard remain, 

Prayer a task and burden prove, 
Every trifle give me pain, 

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:i Yet I mourn my stubborn will, 

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Should I grieve for what I feel, 

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± Lord, decide the doubtful ease, 

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Till the storm of life is past; 
Safe into the haven guide ; 

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2 Other refuge have T none ; 

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And my home is in thine arms ; 
Thou wilt send me help at length, 

And I feel no wild alarms : 
Sin nor death can pierce the shield 

Thy defence has o'er me thrown, 
Up to thee myself I yield, 

And my sorrows are thine own. 

When my trials tarry long 

Unto thee I look and wait , 
Knowing none, though keen and strong 

Can my trust in thee abate ; 
And this faith I long have nursed, 

Comes alone, O God, from thee ; 
Thou my heart didst open first, 

Thou didst set this hope in me. 

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Oh ! by all thy pain and woe, 
Suffered once for man below, 
Bending from thy throne on high, 
Hear thy people while they cry. 

2 By thy birth and early years, 
By thy human griefs and fears, 
By thy fasting and distress 

In the lonely wilderness : 
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Hear thy people while they cry. 

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By thine agony of prayer, 

By the purple robe of scorn, 

By thy wounds — thy crown of thorn ; 

By thy cross — thy pangs and cries ; 

By thy perfect sacrifice ; 

Jesus, look with pitying eye ; 

Hear thy people while they cry. 

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By the sealed sepulchral stone, 
By thy triumph o'er the grave, 
By thy power from death to save ; 



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To thy throne in heaven restored, 
Saviour, Prince, exalted high, 
Hear thy people while they cry. 

285 2 Cor. 7 : 5. 

Oh, this soul, how dark and blind ! 
Oh, this foolish, earthly mind ! 
Oh, this froward, selfish will, 
Which refuses to be still ! 
Oh, these ever-roaming eyes, 
Upward that refuse to rise ! 
Oh, these wayward feet of mine, 
Found in every path but thine ! 

2 Oh, this stubborn, prayerless knee, 
Hands so seldom clasped to thee, 
Longings of the soul, that go 
Like the wild wind, to and fro ! 
To and fro, without an aim, 
Turning idly whence they came, 
Bringing in no joy, no bliss, 
Only adding weariness ! 

3 Giver of the heavenly peace ! 
Bid, oh, bid these tumults cease ; 
Minister thy holy balm ; 

Fill me with thy Spirit's calm : 
Thou, the Life, the Truth, the Way, 
Leave me not in sin to stay ; 
Bearer of the sinner's guilt, 
Lead me, lead me, as thou wilt ! 



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I came to Jesus as I was, 

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I found in him a resting-place, 

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Till all my journey's done. 

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Do not I love thee, O my Lord ? 

Behold my heart, and - 
And turn the dearest idol out 

That dares to rival thee. 
Is not thy name melodious still 

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I would disdain to feed ? 
Hast thou a foe before whose face 

I fear thy cause to plead \ 
Thou knowest that I love thee, Lord ; 

But oh ! I long to soar 
Far from the sphere of mortal joys. 

And learn to love thee more. 

2 88 Mall. fS : 3. Asom. 

Oh, see how Jesus trusts himself 

Unto our childish love ! 
As though by his free ways with us 

Our earnestness to prove. 
His sacred name a common word 

On earth he loves to hear ; 
There is no majesty in him 

Which love may not come near. 

2 The light of love is round his feet, 

His paths are never dim ; 
And he comes nigh to us when we 

Dare not come nigh to him. 
Let us be simple with him then, 

Not backward, stiff, nor coll. 
As though our Bethlehem could bo 

What Sinai was of old. 



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Weeping will not save me — 
Though my face were bathed in tears, 
That could not allay my fears, 
Could not wash the sins of years, 

Weeping will not save me. — Cho. 

2 Working will not save me — 
Purest deeds that I can do, 
Honest thought and feelings too, 
Cannot form my soul anew, 

Working will not save me. — Cho. 



3 Waiting will not save me — 
Helpless, guilty, lost, I lie ; 

In my ear is mercy's cry ; 
If I wait I can but die — 

Waiting will not save me. — Cho. 

4 Faith in Christ will save me — 
Let me trust thy weeping Son ; 
Trust the work that he has done ; 
To his arms, Lord, help me run — 

Faith in Christ will save me. — Cho. 



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Sheds its beams around me. — Cho. 

Near the Cross ! oh, Lamb of God, 
Bring its scenes before me ; 

Help me walk from day to day, 
With its shadow o'er me. — Cho, 



ENCOURAGEMENTS, 



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Arise, my soul, arise ! 

Shake o3. thy guilty fears ; 
The bleeding Sacrifice 

In my behalf appears; 
Before the throne my Surety stands : 
My name is written on his hands. 

2 He ever lives above, 

For me to intercede, 
His all-redeeming love, 

His precious blood to plead ; 
His blood atoned for all our race, 
And sprinkles now the throne of grace. 

3 My God is reconciled ; 

His pardoning voice I hear ; 
He owns me for his child ; 

I can no longer fear ; 
With confidence I now draw nigh, 
And Father, Abba, Father, cry. 

2 Q 2 «Mf. 4 .• 4 • J. Rippon. 

Rejoice ! the Lord is King ! 

Your God and King adore ; 
Mortals ! give thanks and sing, 
And triumph evermore : 
Lift up the heart — lift up the voice — 
Rejoice aloud, ye saints! rejoice. 

2 II us kingdom cannot fail; 

He rules o'er earth and heaven ; 
The keys of death and hell 

Are to our Jeans given : 
Lift up the heart — lift up the voice — 
Rejoice aloud, ye saints ! rejoice. 

3 He all his foes shall quell — 

Shall all our sins destroy, 
And every bosom swell 



With pure seraphic joy : 
Lift up the heart — lift up the voice — 
Rejoice aloud, ye saints ! rejoice. 

2 Q 7 &*. US .* 22. Chandler. 

Christ is our Corner-stone ; 

On him alone we build; 
With his true saints alone 

The courts of heaven are filled : 



On his great love 
Our hopes we place, 



Of present grace 
And joys above 



2 Oh, then, with hymns of praise 

These hallowed courts shall ring ! 
Our voices we will raise, 
The Three in One to sing ; 
And thus proclaim Both loud and long, 
In joyful song, That glorious Name. 

2 Q4- Luke I : ?9. C. Wesley. 

Blow ye the trumpet, blow ! 

The gladly solemn sound; 
Let all the nations know, 

To earth's remotest bound, 
The year of jubilee is come ; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 

2 Exalt the Lamb of God, 

The sin-atoning Lamb ! 
Redemption by his blood, 

Through every land, proclaim : 
The year of jubilee is come; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 

3 Jesus, our great High Priest, 

1 1 as full atonement made ; 
Ye weary spirits, real : 

Ye mourning souls, be glad : 
The year of jubilee is come; 
Return, ye ransomed sinners, home. 



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Stand up, my soul, shake off thy fears, 
Aud gird the gospel armor on ; 
March to the gates of endless joy, 
Where Jesus, thy great Captain 's gone. 

2 Hell and thy sins resist thy course ; 
But hell and sin are vanquished foes ; 
Thy Saviour nailed them to the cross, 
And sung the triumph when he rose. 

3 Then let my soul march boldly on, — 
Press forward to the heavenly gate ; 
There peace and joy eternal reign, 
And glittering robes for conquerors wait. 

4 There shall I wear a starry crown, 
And triumph in almighty grace, 
While all the armies of the skies 
Join in my glorious Leader's praise. 

2 Q 6 Tact . 10 : 2S-.?f. Watts. 

Awake, our souls ! away, our fears ! 
Let every trembling thought be gone ; 
Awake, and run the heavenly race, 
And put a cheerful courage on ! 

2 True, 't is a strait and thorny road, 
And mortal spirits tire and faint ; 
But they forget the mighty God, 
Who feeds the strength of every saint — 

3 The mighty God, whose matchless power 
Is ever new and ever young, 

And firm endures, while endless years 
Their everlasting circles run. 



4 From thee, the overflowing spring, 
Our souls shall drink a fresh supply ; 
While such as trust their native strength 
Shall melt away, and droop, and die. 

5 Swift as an eagle cuts the air, 
We'll mount aloft to thine abode ; 
On wings of love our souls shall fly, 
Nor tire amid the heavenly road ! 



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297 

Awake, my soul ! lift up thine eyes ; 
See where thy foes against thee rise, 
In long array, a numerous host ; 
Awake, my soul ! or thou art lost. 

2 See where rebellious passions rage, 
And fierce desires and lusts engage ; 
The meanest foe of all the train 

Has thousands and ten thousands slain. 

3 Thou treadest on enchanted ground ; 
Perils and snares beset thee round ; 
Beware of all, guard every part — 
But most the traitor in thy heart. 

4 The terror and the charm repel. 

The powers of earth, and powers of hell ; 
The Man of Calvary triumphed here : 
Why should his faithful followers fear? 

5 Come then, my soul ! now learn to wield 
The weight of thine immortal shield ; 
Put on the armor, from above, 

Of heavenly truth, and heavenly love. 



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Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve, 

And press with vigor on ; 
A heavenly race demands thy zeal, 

And an immortal crown. 

•J A cloud of witnesses around 
Hold thee in full survey ; 
Forget the steps already trod, 
And onward urge thy way. 

3 T is God's all-animating voice, 

That calls thee from on high ; 
T h his own hand presents the prize 
To thine aspiring eye. 

4 Blest Saviour, introduced by thee, 

Have I my race begun ; 
And. crowned with victory, at thy feet 
Til lay my honors down. 

2 Q Q 2 Tim. 2 : 3. Watts. 

Am I a soldier of the cross, 

A follower of the Lamb ! 
And shall I fear to own his cause, 

Or blush to speak his name \ 

'2 Must I be carried to the skies 
flowery beds of eas 
While others fought to win the prize, 
And sailed through bloody seas ? 

'■'> Arc there no foes for me to face ? 
blast I not stein the flo<>d ! 
I- this vile world a friend to grace, 
To help me on to God ? 



4 Sure I must fight, if I would reign ; 

Increase my courage, Lord ! 
I'll bear the toil, endure the pain, 
Supported by thy word. 

5 Thy saints, in all this glorious war, 

Shall conquer, though they die ; 
They view the triumph from afar, 
And seize it with their eye. 

6 When that illustrious day shall rise, 

And all thy armies shine 
In robes of victory through the skies, 
The glory shall be thine. 



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I 'm not ashamed to own my Lord, 

Or to defend his cause ; 
Maintain the honor of his word, 

The glory of his cross. 

2 Jesus, my God ! — I know his name — 

His name is all my trust ; 
Nor will he put my soul to shame, 
Nor let my hope be lost. 

3 Firm as his throne his promise stands, 

And he can well secure 
What I've committed to his hands, 
Till the decisive hour. 

4 Then will he own my worthless name 

Before hi> Father's face, 
And in the new Jerusalem 
Appoint my soul a place. 



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Amazing grace ! how sweet the sound 
That saved a wretch like me ! 

I once was lost, but now am found — 
Was blind, but now I see. 

2 'T was grace that taught my heart to fear, 

And grace my fears relieved ; 
How precious did that grace appear, 
The hour I first believed ! 

3 Through man)' dangers, toils, and snares, 

I have already come ; 
'T is grace hath brought me safe thus far, 
And grace will lead me home. 

4 Yea — when this flesh and heart shall fail, 

And mortal life shall cease, 
I shall possess, within the vail, 
A life of joy and peace. 

5 The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, 

The sun forbear to shine ; 
But God, who called me here below, 
AVill be forever mine. 

7 O 2 **• 4-0 f 28-31. Watts. 

Whence do our mournful thoughts arise, 
And where 's our courage fled ? 

Has restless sin, or raging hell, 
Struck all our comforts dead ? 

2 Have we forgot the almighty Name 
That formed the earth and sea ? 
And can an all-creating arm 
Grow weary or decay ? 



3 Treasures of everlasting might 

In our Jehovah dwell ; 
He gives the conquest to the weak, 
And treads their foes to hell. 

4 Mere mortal power shall fade and die, 

And youthful vigor cease ; 
But we who. wait upon the Lord 
Shall feel our strength increase. 

5 The saints shall mount on eagles' wings 

And taste the promised bliss, 
Till their unwearied feet arrive 
Where perfect pleasure is. 



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303 

Rise, O my soul, pursue the path 

By ancient worthies trod ; 
Aspiring, view those holy men 

Who lived and walked with God. 

2 Though dead, they speak in reason's ear, 

And in example live ; 
Their faith, and hope, and mighty deeds 
Still fresh instruction give. 

3 'T was through the Lamb's most precious 

blood 
They conquered every foe ; 
And to his power and matchless grace 
Their crowns of life they owe. 

4 Lord, may I ever keep in view 

The patterns thou hast given, 

And ne'er forsake the blessed road 

That led them safe to heaven. 



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In time of fear, when trouble 's near, 

I look to thine abode ; 
Though helpers fail, and foes prevail, 

I '11 put my trust in God. 

2 And what is life, 'mid toil and strife ? 

What terror has the grave i 
Thine arm of power, in peril's hour, 
The trembling soul will save. 

3 In darkest skies, though storms arise, 

I will not be dismayed : 
O God of light, and boundless might, 
My soul on thee is stayed ! 

^ O ^ Isa. 35 : 8-/0. Doddridge. 

Sixg, all ye ransomed of the Lord, 

Your great Deliverer sing : 
Ye pilgrims, now for Zion bound, 

Be joyful in your King. 

2 His hand divine shall lead you on, 

Through all the blissful road ; 
Till to the sacred mount you rise, 
And see your gracious God. 

3 Bright garlands of immortal joy 

Shall bloom on every head ; 
While sorrow, sighing, and distress, 
Like shadows, all are fled. 

4 March on in your Redeemer's strength; 

Pursue his footstepe -till ; 
And let the prospect cheer your eye 
While laboring up the hill. 



306 



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Y r E trembling souls, dismiss your fears ; 

Be mercy all your theme ; 
Mercy, which like a river flows 

In one continued stream. 

2 Fear not the powers of earth and hell : 
God will these powers restrain ; 
His mighty arm their rage repel, 
And make their efforts vain. 



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307 

God's glory is a wondrous thing, 
Most strange in all its ways, 

And, of all things on earth, least like 
What men agree to praise. 

2 Oh, blest is he to whom is given 

The instinct that can tell 
That God is on the field, when he 
Is most invisible ! 

3 And blest is he who can divine 

Where real right doth lie, 
And dares to take the side that seems 



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4 Oh, learn to scorn the praise of men ! 

Oh, learn to lose with God ! 
For Jesus won the world through shame, 
And beckons thee his road. 

5 And right is right, since God is God ; 

And right the day must win ; 
To doubt would be disloyalty, 

To falter would be sin ! 



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Yotjr harps, ye trembling saints, 
Down from the willows take : 

Loud to the praise of love divine 
Bid every string awake. 

2 Though in a foreign land, 

We are not far from home ; 
And nearer to our house above 
We every moment come. 

3 His grace will to the end 

Stronger and brighter shine ; 
Nor present things, nor things to come, 
Shall quench the spark divine. 

4 When we in darkness walk, 

Nor feel the heavenly flame, 
Then is the time to trust our God, 
And rest upon his name. 

5 Soon shall our doubts and fears 

Subside at his control ; 
His loving-kiadness shall break through 
The midnight of the soul. 

6 Blest is the man, O Lord, 

Who stays himself on thee ; 
Who waits for thy salvation, Lord, 
Shall thv salvation see. 



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Give to the winds thy fears ; 

Hope, and be undismayed ; 
God hears thy sighs and counts thy tears ; 

God shall lift up thy head. 



2 Through waves, and clouds, and storms, 

He gently clears thy way ; 
Wait thou his time ; so shall this night 
Soon end in joyous day. 

3 Far, far above thy thought 

His counsel shcill appear, 
When fully he the work hath wrought, 
That caused thy needless fear. 

4 What though thou rulest not ! 

Yet heaven, and earth, and hell 
Proclaim, God sitteth on the throne, 
And ruleth all things well. 



V J Q Jsa. 51 : 8. 

The sun himself shall fade, 
The starry worlds shall fall ; 

Yet through a vast eternity, 
Shall God be all in all. 

2 Though now his ways are dark, 

Concealed from mortal sight, 
His counsels are divinely wise, 
And all his judgments right. 

3 In God my trust shall stand, 

While waves of sorrow roll ; 
In life or death his name shall be 
The refuge of my soul. 

4 Cease, cease my tears to flow, 

Cease, cease my heart to moan 
Betide what may to me, I '11 say, 
His holy will be done ! 



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How gentle God's commands ! 

How kind his precepts are ! 
Come, cast your burdens on the Lord, 

And trust his constant care. 

2 Beneath his watchful eye 

His saints securely dwell ; 
That hand which bears creation up 
Shall guard his children well. 

3 Why should this anxious load 

Press down your weary mind ? 
Haste to your. heavenly Father's throne, 
And sweet refreshment find. 

4 His goodness stands approved, 

Unchanged from day to day : 
I'll drop my burden at his feet, 
And bear a song away. 

7 I 2 Gen. 22 : /4. Swain. 

I stand on Zion's mount, 
And view my starry crown ; 

No power on earth my hope can shake, 
Nor hell can thrust me down. 

2 The lofty bills and towers, 

That lift their heads on high, 
Shall all be leveled low in dust — 
Their very names shall die. 

3 The vaulted heavens shall fall, 

Built by Jehovah's hands; 
But tinner than the heavens, the Rock 
Of my salvation stands ! 



7 17 &S. /2G:5. 

The harvest dawn is near, 

The year delays not long ; 
And he who sows with many a tear, 

Shall reap with many a song. 

2 Sad to his toil he goes, 

His seed with weeping leaves ; 
But he shall come, at twilight's close, 
And bring his golden sheaves. 

7 I A. ftev> 2? : 3,1. Anon. 

The people of the Lord 

Are on their way to heaven ; 

There they obtain their great reward ; 
The prize will there be given. 

2 'T is conflict here below ; 

'T is triumph there, and peace : 
On earth we wrestle with the foe ; 
In heaven our conflicts cease. 

3 'Tis gloom and darkness here ; 

'T is light and joy above ; 
There all is pure, and all is clear ; 
There all is peace and love. 

4 There rest shall follow toil, 

And ease succeed to care : 
The victors there divide the spoil ; 
They sing and triumph there. 

5 Then let us joyful sing ; 

The conflict is not long : 
We hope in heaven to praise our King 
In one eternal sonir. 



102 



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With healing in his wings : 
When comforts arc declining, 

lie grants the soul -again 
A season of clear shining, 

To cheer it after rain. 

In holy contemplation, 

We sweetly then pursue 
The theme of God's salvation, 

And find it ever new; 
Set free from present sorrow, 

We cheerfully can say, 
Let the unknown to-morrow 

Bring with it what it may. 

It can bring with it nothing, 

But lie will bear us through ; 
Who gives the lilies clothing, 

AVill clothe his people too : 
Beneath the spreading heavens, 

No creature but is fed ; 
And he who feeds the ravens, 

Will give his children bread. 

Though vine nor" fig-tree neither, 
Their wonted fruit should bear, 

Though all the fields should wither, 
Nor flocks nor herds be there ; 



Yet God the same abiding, 

His praise shall tunc my voice, 

For while in him confiding, 
I cannot but rejoice. 



316 



Isa. 20 : 3. 



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In heavenly love abiding, 

No change my heart shah fear, 
And safe is such confiding, 

For nothing changes here : 
The storm may roar without me, 

My heart may low be laid, 
But God is round about me, 

And can I be dismayed ? 

Wherever he may guide me, 

No want shall turn me back ; 
My Shepherd is beside me, 

And nothing can I lack : 
His wisdom ever waketh, 

His sight is never dim : 
He knows the way he taketh, 

And I will walk with him. 

Green pastures are before me, 

Which yet I have not seen ; 
Bright skies will soon be o'er me, 

Where darkest clouds have been : 
My hope I cannot measure ; 

My path to life is free ; 
My Saviour has my treasure, 

And he will walk with me. 



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Stand up ! — stand up for Jesus ! 

Ye soldiers of the cross ; 
Lift high Lis royal banner, 

It must not suffer loss : 
From victory unto victory 

His army shall he lead, 
Till every foe is vanquished, 

And Christ is Lord indeed. 

2 Stand up ! — stand up for Jesus ! 

The trumpet call obey ; 
Forth to the mighty conflict, 

In this his glorious day : 
" Ye that are men, now serve him, ,: 

Against unnumbered foes; 
Your courage rise with danger, 

And strength to strength oppose. 

3 Stand up ! — stand up for Jesus ! 

Stand in his strength alone ; 
The arm of flesh will fail you — 

Ye dare not trust your own : 
Put Oil the gospel armor, 

And, watching unto prayer, 
"Where duty calls, or danger, 
Le never wanting there. 



4 Stand up ! — stand up for Jesus ! 
The strife will not be long ; 

This day the noise of battle, 
The next the victor's song : 

To him that overcometh, 
A crown of life shall be ; 

He with the King of Glory- 
Shall reign eternally ! 

7 IO %**> 27. Montgomery. 

God is my strong salvation ; 

What foe have I to fear ? 
In darkness and temptation, 

My Light, my Help is near : 
Though hosts encamp around me, 

Firm in the tight I stand ; 
What terror can confound me, 

With God at my right hand ? 

2 Place on the Lord reliance ; 
My soul, with courage wait ; 
His truth be thine affiance, 

When faint and desolate : 
Hi- might thy heart shall strengthen, 

His love thy joy increase ; 
Mercy thy day >hall lengthen ; 
The Lord will give thee peace ! 



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What more can he say, than to you he 

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To you, who for refuge to Jesus have fled ? 

2 " Fear not, I am with thee, oh, be not 

dismayed, 
For I am thy God, I will still give thee 

aid ; 
I'll strengthen thee, help thee, and cause 

thee to stand, 
Upheld by my gracious, omnipotent 

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3 " When through the deep waters I call 

thee to go, 
The rivers of sorrow shall not overflow ; 
For 1 will be with thee thy trials to bless, 
And sanctify to thee thy deepest distress. 



4 " When through fiery trials thy pathway 

shall lie, 
My grace, all sufficient, shall be thy sup- 

The flame shall not hurt thee ; I only 

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Thy dross to consume, and thy gold to 

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5 " Ev'n down to old age all my people 

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My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love; 
And then, when gray hairs shall their 

temples adorn, 
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That soul — though all hell should en- 
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Children of the heavenly King, 
As ye journey, sweetly sing ; 
Sing your Saviour's worthy praise, 
Glorious in his works and ways. 

2 Ye are traveling home to God 
In the way the fathers trod ; 
They are happy now, and yc 
Soon their happiness shall see. 

3 Shout, ye little flock, and blest ! 
You on Jesus' throne shall rest ; 
There your seat is now prepared ; 
There your kingdom and reward. 

4 Fear not, brethren ; joyful stand 
On the borders of your land ; 
Jesus Christ, your Father's Son, 
Bids you undismayed go on. 

5 Lord, submissive make us go, 
Gladly leaving all below ; 
Only thou our Leader be, 
And we still will follow thee. 

2 2 I *ct» l : ?0, 20. Lowell. 

They are slaves who will not choose 
Hatred, scoffing, and abuse, 
Bather than, in silence, shrink 
From the truth they needs must think. 

2 They are slaves, who fear to speak 
For the fallen and the weak ; 
They are slaves, who dare not be 
In the rijrht with two or three. 



^ 2 2 / Tim. G : 12. H. K. White. 

Much in sorrow, oft in woe, 
Onward, Christians, onward go ; 
Fight the fight ; and worn with strife, 
Steep with tears the bread of life. 

2 Onward, Christians, onward go ; 
Join the war, and face the foe ; 
Faint not : much doth yet remain ; 
Dreary is the long campaign. 

3 Shrink not, Christians — will ve yield ? 
Will ye quit the battle-field ? 

Fight till all the conflict's o'er, 
Nor your foes shall rally more. 

4 But, when loud the trumpet blown, 
Speaks their forces overthrown, 
Christ, your Captain, shall bestow 
Crowns to grace the conqueror's brow. 



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323 

Christian, let your heart be glad ! 
March, in heavenly armor clad ; 
Fight ! nor think the battle long ; 
Victory soon will tune your song. 

2 Let not sorrow dim your eye ; 
Soon shall every tear be dry ; 

Let not fears your course impede ; 
Great your strength, if great your need 

3 Onward then to battle move ! 

More than conqu'ror you shall prove; 
Though opposed by man}- a foe, 
Christian soldier, onward go ! 



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Jesus ! and shall it ever be, 
A mortal man ashamed of thee ? 
Ashamed of thee, whom angels praise, 
Whose gloriessliincthroughendless days. 

2 Ashamed of Jesus ! sooner far 
Let evening blush to own a star ; 
He sheds the beams of light divine 
O'er this benighted soul of mine. 

3 Ashamed of Jesus ! that dear Friend 
On whom my hopes of heaven depend ! 
No ; when I blush — be this my shame, 
That I no more revere his name. 

4 Ashamed of Jesus ! yes, I may, 
When I've no guilt to wash away ; 
No tear to wipe, no good to crave, 
No fears, to quell, no soul to save. 

5 Till then — nor is my boasting vain — 
Till then I boast a Saviour slain ! 
And oh, may this my glory be, 
That Christ is not ashamed of me ! 



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John /4 

When sins and fears, prevailing rise, 
And fainting hope almost expires, 
To thee, O Lord, I lift my eyes ; 
To thee I breathe my soul's desires. 

2 Art thou not mine, my living Lord ? ' 
And ran my hope, my comfort die? 
"fis fixed on thine almighty word — 
That word which built the earth and sky. 



If my immortal Saviour lives, 
Then my immortal life is sure ; 
His word a firm foundation gives ; 
Here may I build, and rest secure. 

Here let my faith unshaken dwell ; 
Forever sure the promise stands ; 
Not all the powers of earth or hell 
Can e'er dissolve the sacred bands. 

Here, my soul, thy trust repose ; 
If Jesus is forever mine, 
Not death itself — that last of foes- 
Shall break a union so divine. 



326 



/ Cor. 6 : ?9. 



S. F. Smith. 



Oh, not my own these verdant hills, 
And fruits, and flowers, and stream, and 

wood ; 
But his w r ho all with glory fills, 
Who bought me with his precious blood. 

Oh, not my own this wondrous frame, 
Its curious work, its living soul ; 
But his who for my ransom came ; - 
Slain for my sake, he claims the whole. 

Oh, not my own the grace that keeps 
My feet from fierce temptations free ; 
Oh, not my own the thought that leaps, 
Adoring, blessed Lord, to thee. 

Oh, not my own ; I '11 soar and sing, 
When life, with all its toils, is o'er, 
And thou thy trembling lamb shalt bring 
Safe home, to wander nevermore. 



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Fountain of grace, rich 
What need I, that is not in thee : 
Full pardon, strength to meet the day, 
And peace which none can take away. 

2 Doth sickness fill my heart with fear, 
'Tis sweet to know that thou art near; 
Am I with dread of justice tried, 

'T is sweet to know that Christ hath died. 

3 In life, thy promises of aid 
Forbid my heart to be afraid ; 

In death, peace gently vails the eyes, — 
Christ rose, and I shall surely rise. 

^28 &eb. 2 : fG. Gisbokne. 

Saviour, when night involves the skies, 
My soul, adoring, turns to thee ; 
Thee, self-abased in mortal guise, 
And wrapped in shades of death for me. 

2 On thee my waking raptures dwell, 
When crimson gleams the east adorn; 
Thee, Victor of the grave and hell ; 
Thee, Source of life's eternal morn. 

3 When noon her throne in light arrays, 
To thee my soul triumphant springs ; 
Thee, throned in glory's endless blaze ; 
Thee, Lord of lords, and King of kings. 

4 O'er earth when shades of evening steal. 
To death and thee my thoughts I give ; 
To death, whose power 1 soon must feel ; 
To thee, with whom I trust to live. 



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3 2 9 

My soul complete in Jesus stands ! 
It fears no more the law's demands ; 
The smile of God is sweet within, 
Where all before was guilt and sin. 

2 My soul at rest in Jesus lives ; 
Accepts the peace his pardon gives ; 
Receives the grace his death secured, 
And pleads the anguish he endured. 

3 My soul its every foe defies, 

And cries — 'Tis God that justifies: 
Who charges God's elect with sin ? 
Shall Christ, who died their peace to win? 

4 A song of praise my soul shall sing, 
To our eternal, glorious King ! 
Shall worship humbly at his feet, 
In whom alone it stands complete. 

3^0 Eph* S : /O. Anon. 

Light of the soul ! O Saviour blest ! 
Soon as thy presence fills the breast, 
Darkness and guilt are put to flight, 
And all is sweetness and delight. 

2 Son of the Father ! Lord most high ! 
EIow glad is he who feels thee nigh ! 
Come in thy hidden majesty ; 

Fill us with love, fill us with thee. 

3 Jesus is from the proud concealed, 
But evermore to babes revealed ; 
Through him, unto the Father be 
G lory and praise eternally ! 



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However fierce and strong. 

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Sweet words of holy cheer, 
How they who seek in God their rest 
Shall ever find him near ; — 

3 How God hath built above 

A city fair and new, 
Where eye and heart shall sec and prove 
What faith has counted true. 

4 My heart for gladness springs ; 

It cannot more be sad ; 
For very joy it smiles and sings, — 
Sees naught but sunshine glad. 

5 The sun that lights mine eyes 

Is Christ, the Lord I love ; 
I sing for joy of that which lies 
Stored up for me above. 



332 



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My spirit on thy care, 
Blest Saviour, I recline, 

Thou wilt not leave me to despair^ 
For thou art love divine. 

2 Whate'er events betide, 

Thy will they all perform ; 
Safe in thy breast my head I hide, 
Nor fear the coming storm. 



3 Let good or ill befall, 

It must be good for me, — 
Secure of having thee in all, 
Of having all in thee. 



333 -**»/* 

While my Redeemer's near, 
My shepherd and my guide, 

I bid farewell to anxious fear : 
My wants are all supplied. 

2 To ever fragrant meads, 

Where rich abundance grows, 

His gracious hand indulgent leads, 

And guards my sweet repose. 

3 Dear Shepherd, if I stray, 

My wandering feet restore ; 
To thy fair pastures guide my way 
And let me rove no more. 



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334 

Not with our mortal eyes 
Have we beheld the Lord ; 

Yet we rejoice to hear his name, 
And love him in his word. 

2 On earth we want the sight 

Of our Redeemer's face ; 
Yet, Lord, our inmost thoughts delight 
To dwell upon thy grace. 

3 And when we taste thy love, 

Our joys divinely grow 
Unspeakable, like those above 
And heaven bco;ins below. 






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Where the arms of his love shall 
enfold me, 
And when I walk through the dark val- 
ley of death, 
His rod and his staff will uphold me ! 

336 Cant. / .• 7, S. Hastings. j 

Oh, t.dl me, thou Life and Delight of' 
my soul, 
Where the flock of thy pasture are 
fee ling ; 
I seek thy protection, I need thy control, 
1 would go where my Shepherd is 
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Dear Refuge of my weary soul, 
On thee, when sorrows rise, 

On thee, when waves of trouble roll, 
My fainting hope relies. 

2 To thee I tell each rising grief, 

For thou alone canst heal ; 
Thy word can bring a sweet relief 
For every pain I feel. 

3 But oh ! when gloomy doubts prevail, 

I fear to call thee mine ; 
The springs of comfort seem to fail, 
And all my hopes decline. 

4 Yet, gracious God, where shall I flee ? 

Thou art my only trust : 
And still my soul would cleave to thee, 
Though prostrate in the dust. 

5 Thy mercy-scat is open still, 

Here let my soul retreat, 
With humble hope attend thy will, 
And wait beneath thy feet. 



338 



2%. 25 : /4. 

Speak to me, Lord, thyself reveal, 
While here on earth I rove ; 

Speak to my heart, and let me feel 
The kindling of thy love. 

With thee conversing, I forget 
All time and toil and care ; 

Labor is rest, and pain is sweet, 
If thou, my God, art here. 



Wesley. 



3 Thou callest me to seek thy face ; 

Thy face, O God, I seek, — 
Attend the whispers of thy grace, 
And hear thee inly speak. 

4 Let this my every hour employ, 

Till I thy glory see, 
Enter into my Master's joy, 
And find my heaven in thee. 



339 



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Watts. 



Dearest of all the names above, 

My Jesus and my God, 
Who can resist thy heavenly love, 

Or trifle with thy blood ? 

'T is by the merits of thy death 
Thy Father smiles again ; 

'T is by thine interceding breath 
The Spirit dwells with men. 

Till God in human flesh I see, 
My thoughts no comfort find : 

The holy, just, and sacred Three 
Are terrors to my mind. 

But if Immanuel's face appear, 
My hope, my joy, begin : 

His name forbids my slavish fear ; 
His grace removes my sin. 

While Jews on their own law rely, 
And Greeks of wisdom boast, 

I love the incarnate Mystery, 
And there I fix my trust. 



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2 It makes the wounded spirit whole, 

And calms the troubled breast ; 
'T is manna to the hungry soul, 
And to the weary, rest. 

3 Jesus ! my Shepherd, Guardian, Friend, 

My Prophet, Priest, and King ; 
My Lord, my Life, my Way, my End, 
Accept the praise I bring. 

i Weak is the effort of my heart, 
And cold my warmest thought ; 
But when I see thee as thou art, 
I'll praise thee as I ought, 

5 Till then I would thy love proclaim, 
With every fleeting breath ; 
And may the music of thy name, 
liefresh my soul in death. 



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Jesus ! I love thy charming name, 

T is music to mine ear ; 
Fain would I sound it out so loud, 

That earth and heaven should hear. 

2 Yes 1 — thou art precious to my soul, 
My transport and my trust ; 
Jewels, to thee, are gaudy toys, 
And Lcold is sordid dust. 



All my capacious powers can wish, 
In thee doth richly meet ; 

Not to mine eyes is light so dear, 
Nor friendship half so sweet. 

Thy grace still dwells upon my heart, 
And sheds its fragrance there ; — 

The noblest balm of all its wounds, 
The cordial of its care. 



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7 A. 2 Mall. 17 

Jesus, the very thought of thee, 
With sweetness fills my breast : 

But sweeter far thy face to see, 
And in thy presence rest. 

2 Nor voice can sing, nor heart can frame, 

Nor can the memory find 
A sweeter sound than thy blest name, 
O Saviour of mankind ! 

3 O Hope of every contrite heart ! 

O Joy of all the meek ! 
To those who fall, how kind thou art ! 
How good to those who seek ! 

4 But what to those who find ? Ah ! this, 

Nor tongue nor pen can show ; 
The love of Jesus, what it is, 
None but his loved ones know. 

5 Jesus, our only joy be thou, 

As thou our prize wilt be; 
Jesus, be thou our glory now, 
And through eternity. 



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Oh, could I speak the matchless worth, 
Oh, could I sound the glories forth, 

Which in my Saviour shine ! 
I'd soar, and touch the heavenly strings, 
And vie with Gabriel while he sings 

In notes almost divine. 

2 I'd sing the precious blood he spilt, 
My ransom from the dreadful guilt, 

Of sin and wrath divine ! 
I 'd sing his glorious righteousness, 
In which all-perfect heavenly dress 

My soul shall ever shine. 

3 I 'd sing the characters he bears, 
And all the forms of love he wears, 

Exalted on his throne : 
In loftiest songs of sweetest praise, " 
I would to everlasting days 

Make all his glories known. 

4 Well — the delightful day will come, 

. When my dear Lord will bring me home, 
And I shall sec his face : 



Then with my Saviour, Brother, Friend, 
A blest eternity I'll spend, 
Triumphant in his grace. 



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344 

Oh, that I could forever sit, 
With Mary at the Master's feet ! 

Be this my happy choice, — 
My only care, delight, and bliss, 
My joy, my heaven on earth be this, 

To hear the Bridegroom's voice ! 

2 Oh that I could, with favored John, 
Recline my weary head upon 

The dear Redeemer's breast : 
From care, and sin, and sorrow free, 
Give me, Lord ! to find in thee 

My everlasting rest ! 

3 God only knows the love of God ; 
Oh, that it now were shed abroad 

In this poor stony heart ! 
For this I sigh ; for thee I pine ; 
This only portion, Lord, be mine, 

Be mine the better part ! 






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He justly claims a song from me : 
His loving-kindness, oh, how free ! 

2 He saw me ruined in the fall, 
Yet loved me, notwithstanding all ; 
He saved me from my lost estate : 
His loving-kindness, oh, how great ! 

SING FOR JESUS. P. M. 



3 When trouble, like a gloomy cloud, 
Has gathered thick and thundered loud, 
He near my soul has always stood : 
His loving-kindness, oh, how good ! 

4 Soon shall I pass the gloomy vale ; 
Soon all my mortal powers must fail: 
Oh, may my last expiring breath 
His loving-kindness sing in death ! 

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Love divine, all love excelling, — 

Joy of heaven, to earth come down 
Fix in us thy humble dwelling, 

All thy faithful mercies crown : 
Jesus ! thou art all compassion, 

Pure, unbounded love thou art ; 
Visit us with thy salvation, 

Enter every trembling heart. 

2 Breathe, oh, breathe thy loving Spirit 

Into every troubled breast ! 
Let us all in thee inherit, 

Let us find thy promised rest : 
Come, almighty to deliver, 

Let us all thy life receive ! 
Speedily return, and never, 

Never more thy temples leave ! 

3 Finish then thy new creation, 

Pure, unspotted may we be : 
Let us see our whole salvation 

Perfectly secured by thee ! 
Changed from glory into glory, 

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Till we cast our crowns before thee, 

Lost in wonder, love, and praise. 



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348 

All is dying ; hearts arc breaking 

Which to ours were closely bound : 
And the lips have ceased from speaking 

"Which once uttered such sweet sound ; 
And the arms are powerless lying, 

Which were our support and stay ; 
And the eyes are dim and dying, 

Which once watched us night and day. 

2 Everything we love and cherish 

Hastens onward to the grave ; 
Earthly joys and pleasures perish, 

And whate'er the world e'er gave. 
All is fading, all is fleeing ; 

Earthly flames must cease to glow, 
Earthly beings cease from being, 

Earthly blossoms cease to blow. 

3 Yet unchanged while all decayeth, 

Jesus stands upon the dust ; 
Lean on me alone, he sayeth ; 

Hope and love, and firmly trust ! 
Oh, abide, abide with Jesus, 

Who himself forever lives, 
Who from death eternal frees us, 

Yea, who life eternal gives ! 



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349 

Jesus, I ray cross have taken, 

All to leave, and follow thee ; 
Naked, poor, despised, forsaken, 

Thou, from hence, my all shalt be ! 
Perish, every fond ambition, 

All I've sought, or hoped, or known, 
Yet how rich is my condition, 

God and heaven are still my own ! 
2 Let the world despise and leave me, 

They have left my Saviour, too ; 
Human hearts and looks deceive me — 

Thou art not, like them, untrue ; 
Oh ! while thou dost smile upon me, 

God of wisdom, love, and might, 
Foes may hate, and friends disown me, 

Show thy face, and all is bright. 
8 Man may trouble and distress me, 

'T will but drive me to thy breast, 
Life with trials hard may press me, 

Heaven will bring me sweeter rest ! 
Oh ! 't is not in grief to harm me, 

While thy love is left to me ; 
Oh ! 't were not in joy to charm me, 

Were that joy unmixed with thee. 



Go then, earthly fame and treasure ! 

Come disaster, scorn, and pain ! 
In thy service pain is pleasure, 

With thy favor, loss is gain. 
I have called thee, Abba, Father ! 

I have stayed my heart on thee ! 
Storms may howl, and clouds may gather, 

All must work for good to me. 



/ John 3 : /. 



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350 

Soul, then know thy full salvation, 

Rise o'er sin, and fear, and care ; 
Joy to find in every station 

Something still to do or bear. 
Think what Spirit dwells within thee ; 

Think what Father's smiles are thine ; 
Think that Jesus died to win thee ; 

Child of heaven, canst thou repine ? 
2 Haste thee on from grace to glory, 

Armed by faith, and winged by prayer! 
Heaven's eternal day's before the;', 

God's own hand shall guide thee there: 
Soon shall close thy earthly mission, 

Soon shall pass thy pilgrim days, 
Hope shall change to glad fruition, 

Faith to sight, aud prayer to praise. 



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Nearer, my God, to thee, 

Nearer to thee ! 
Ev'n though it be a cross 

That raiseth me ! 
Still all my song shall be, 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 

Nearer to thee ! 

Though like the wanderer, 

The sun gone down, 
Darkness be over me, 

My rest a stone, 
Yet in my dreams I'd be 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 

Nearer to thee ! 

There let the way appear, 

Steps unto heaven ; 
All that thou sendest me, 

In mercy given ; 
Angels to beckon me 
Nearer, my God, to thee, 

Nearer to thee ! 

Then, with my waking thoughts 
Bright with thy praise, 

Out of my stony griefs 
Bethel I'll raise ; 

So by my woes to be 

Nearer, niy God, to thee, 
Nearer to thee ! 



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Saviour ! I follow on, 

Guided by thee, 
Seeing not yet the hand 

That leadeth me ; 
Hushed be my heart and still, 
Fear I no further ill, 
Only to meet thy will 

My will shall be. 
Riven the rock for me 

Thirst to relieve, 
Manna from heaven falls 

Fresh every eve ; 
Never a want severe 
Causeth my eye a tear, 
But thou dost whisper near, 

" Only believe !" 
Often to Marah's brink 

Have I been brought ; 
Shrinking the cup to drink, 

Help 1 have sought ; 
And with the prayer's ascent, 
Jesus the branch hath rent, 
Quickly relief hath sent, 

Sweetening the draught. 
Saviour ! I long to walk 

Closer with thee ; 
Led by thy guiding hand, 

Ever to be ; 
Constantly near thy side, 
Quickened and punned, 
Living for him who died 

Freely for me ! 



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My faith looks up to thee, 
Thou Lamb of Calvary, 

Saviour divine ! 
Now hear me while I pray, 
Take all my guilt away, 
Oh, let me from this day 

Be wholly thine ! 

2 May thy rich grace impart 
Strength to my fainting heart ; 

My zeal inspire ; 
As thou hast died for me, 
Oh, may my love to thee 
Pare, warm, and changeless be, 

A living tire. 

3 While life's dark maze I tread, 
And griefs around me spread, 

Be thou my guide ; 
Bi 1 darkness turn to-day, 
Wipe sorrow's tears away, 
Nor let me ever stray 

From thee aside. 

4 When ends life's transient dream, 
When death's cold, sullen stream 

Shall o'er me roll, 
Blest Saviour ! then, in love, 
• and distrust remove ; 
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Saviour, I look to thee, 
Be not thou far from me, 

'Mid storms that lower : 
On me thy care bestow, 
Thy loving-kindness show, 
Thine arms around me throw, 

This trying hour. 

2 Saviour, I look to thee, 
Feeble as infancy, 

Gird up my heart : 
Author of life and light, 
Thou hast an arm of might, 
Thine is the sovereign right, 

Thy strength impart. 

3 Saviour, I look to thee, 
Let me thy fullness see, 

Save me from fear ; 
While at thy cross I kneel, 
All my backslid ings heal, 
And a free pardon seal, 

My soul to cheer. 

4 Saviour, I look to thee, 
Thine shall the glory be, 

Hearer of prayer : 
Thou art my only aid, 
On thee my soul is stayed, 
Naught can my heart invade, 

While thou art near. 



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His is love beyond a brother's, 
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2 Which of all our friends, to save us, 

Could or would have shed his blood ? 
But our Jesus died to have us 
Reconciled in him to God. 

3 When he lived on earth abased, 

Friend of sinners was his name ; 
Now above all glory raised, 
lie rejoices in the same. 

4 Oh ! for grace our hearts to soften, 

Teach us, Lord, at length, to love ; 
We, alas ! forget too often 
What a friend we have above. 

2 ^6 Matt. 77* S. Nason. 

Jesus only, when the morning 

Beams upon the path I tread ; 
Jesus only, when the darkness 

Gathers round my weary head. 

2 Jesus only, when the billows 

Cold and sullen o'er me roll ; 
Jesus only, when the trumpet 

Bends the tomb and wakes the soul. 

3 Jesus only, when in judgment 

Boding fears my heart appall ; 
Jesus only, when the wretched 
On the rocks and mountains call. 



4 Jesus only, when, adoring, 

Saints their crowns before him bring; 
Jesus only, I will, joyous, 
Through eternal ag;es sin or 



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Anon. 



Saviour, hear us, through thy merit 
Lowly bending at thy feet ; 

Oh, draw near us by thy Spirit ; 
Prostrate at thy mercy-seat. 

For the joys of thy salvation, 
Still we raise our cries to thee ; 

Hear the voice of supplication, 
Set our souls at liberty. 



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Matt. 2S : 20. Nevin. 

Always with us, always with us — 
Words of cheer and words of love ; 

Thus the risen Saviour whispers, 
From his dw T elling-place above. 

With us when we toil in sadness, 
Sowing much and reaping none ; 

Telling us that in the future 
Golden harvests shall be won. 

With us when the storm is sweeping 
O'er our pathway dark and drear ; 

Waking hope within our bosoms, 
Stilling every anxious fear. 

With us in the lonely valley, 

When we cross the chilling stream ; 

Lighting up the steps to glory 
With salvation's radiant beam. 



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Love's sweet lesson to obey ; 
Sweeter lesson cannot be, 
Loving him who first loved me. 

With a child-like heart of love, 
At thy bidding may I move ; 
Prompt to serve and follow thee, 
Loving him who first loved me. 

Teach me all thy steps to trace, 
Strong to follow in thy grace ; 
Learning how to love from thee, 
Loving him who first loved me. 

Love in loving finds employ — 
In obedience all her joy ; 
Ever new that joy will be, 
Loving him who first loved me. 

Thus may I rejoice to show 
That I feel the love I owe ; 
Singing, till thy face I see, 
Of his love who first loved me. 



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FURNESS. 



Feeble, helpless, how shall I 

urn to live and learn to die? 
Who, God ! my guide shall be ? 
Who shall lead thy child to thee ? 

2 Blessed Father, gracious One ! 
Thou hast sent thy holy Son ; 
He will give the light I need, 
lie my trembling steps will lead. 



3 Thus in deed, and thought, and word, 
Led by Jesus Christ the Lord, 

In my weakness, thus shall I 
Learn to live and learn to die. 

4 Learn to live in peace and love, 
Like the perfect ones above ; 
Learn to die without a fear, 
Feeling thee, my Saviour, near. 



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Blessed fountain, full of grace ! 

Grace for sinners, grace for me, 
To this source alone I trace 

"What I am and hope to be. 

2 What I am, as one redeemed, 

Saved and rescued by the Lord ; 
Hating what I once esteemed, 
Lovino- what I once abhorred. 

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3 "What I hope to be ere long, 

"When I take my place above ; 
When I join the heavenly throng ; 
When I see the God of love. 

-i Then I hope like him to be, 

"Who redeemed his saints from sin, 
"Whom I now obscurely see, 

Through a vail that stands between. 

5 Blessed fountain, full of grace ! 
Grace for sinners, grace fur me ; 
To this source alone I trace 
What 1 am, and hope to be. 



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One more day's work for Jesus, 
One less of life for me ! 
But heaven is nearer, 
And Christ is dearer 
Than yesterday, to me ; 
His love and light 
Fill all my soul to-night. — Cho. 

One more day's work for Jesus ; 
How sweet the work has been, 
To tell the story, 
To show the glory, 
Where Christ's flock enter in 
How it did shine 
In this poor heart of mine ! — Cho. 



One more day's work for Jesus — 
Oh, yes, a weary day ; 

But heaven shines clearer 
And rest comes nearer, 
At each step of the way ; 
And Christ in all — 
Before his face I fall. — Cho. 

Oh, blessed work for Jesus ! 
Oh, rest at Jesus' feet ! 
There toil seems pleasure, 
My wants are treasure, 
And pain for him is sweet. 
Lord, if I may, 
I'll serve another day ! — Cho. 



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Tell me the old, old story 

Of unseen things above, 
Of Jesus and his glory, 

Of Jesus and his love. 
Tell ine the story simply, 

As to a little child, 
For I am weak and weary, 

And helpless and denied. — Cho. 
2 Tell me the story softly, 

With earnest tones, and grave ; 
Remember ! I'm the sinner 

Whom Jesus came to save. 



Tell me that story always, 
If you would really be, 

In any time of trouble, 
A comforter to me. — Cho. 

3 Tell me the same old story, 

When you have cause to fear 
That this world's empty glory 

Is costing me too dear. 
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Is drawing on my soul, 
Tell me the old, old story : 

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What seems, each time I tell it, 

More wonderfully sweet. 
I love to tell the story ; 

For some have never heard 
The message of salvation 

From God's own holy word. — Cho. 



I love to tell the story ; 

For those who know it best 
Seem hungering and thirsting 

To hear it like the rest. 
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Faith.— Heb. // : S. Watts. 

? T is by the faith of joys to come 
We walk through deserts dark as night ; 
Till we arrive at heaven, our home, 
Faith is our guide, and faith our light. 

2 The want of sight she well supplies ; 
She makes the pearly gates appear ; 
Far into distant worlds she pries, 
And brings eternal glories near. 

3 Cheerful we tread the desert through, 
While faith inspires a heavenly ray ; 
Though lions roar, and tempests blow, 
And rocks and dangers fill the way. 

7 6 Self-denial.— Luke 9 .' 23. Keble. 

If on our daily course our mind 
Be set, to hallow all we find, 
New treasures still, of countless price, 
God will provide for sacrifice. 

2 Old friends, old scenes, will lovelier be, 
As more of heaven in each we see ; 
Some softening gleam of love and prayer 
Shall dawn on every cross and care. 

3 The trivial round, the common task, 
Will furnish all we ought to ask ; — 
Room to deny ourselves, a road 

To bring us daily nearer God. 

4 Only, O Lord, in thy dear love, 

Fit us for perfect rest above ; 1 

And help us this and every day, 
To live more nearly as we pray. 



^67 Love.—/ Cor. /«?:/. Watts. 

Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews, 
And nobler speech than angels use, v 
If love be absent, I am found 
Like tinkling brass, an empty sound. 

2 Were I inspired to preach and tell 
All that is done in heaven and hell — 
Or could my faith the world remove, 
Still I am nothing without love. 

3 Should I distribute all my store 

To feed the hungry, clothe the poor ; 
Or give my body to the flame, 
To gain a martyr's glorious name : 

4 If love to God and love to men 
Be absent, all my hopes are vain ; 
Nor tongues, nor gifts, nor fiery zeal, 
The work of love can e'er fulfill. 



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To prove the doctrine all divine. 

2 Thus shall we best proclaim abroad 
The honors of our Saviour God ; 
When his salvation reigns within, 
And grace subdues the power of sin. 

3 Religion bears our spirits up, 
While we expect that blessed hope,— 
The bright appearance of the Lord : 
And faith stands leaning on his word. 



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My God, how endless is thy love ! 
Thy gifts are every evening new ; 
And morning mercies from above, 
Gently distill like early dew. 

2 Thou spread'st the curtains of the night, 
Great guardian of my sleeping hours ; 
Thy sovereign word restores the light, 
And quickens all my drowsy powers. 

3 I yield my powers to thy command ; 
To thee I consecrate my days ; 
Perpetual blessings from thine hand 
Demand perpetual songs of praise. 

370 Completeness.— Col. 2 : 70. A. R. W. 

Complete in thee ! no work of mine 
May take, dear Lord, the place of thine ; 
Thy blood has pardon bought for me, 
And I am now complete in thee. 

2 Complete in thee — no more shall sin, 
Thy grace has conquered, reign within ; 
Thy voice will bid the tempter flee, 
And I shall stand complete in thee. 

3 Complete in thee — each want supplied, 
And no good thing to me denied, 
Since thou my portion, Lord, wilt be, 

I ask no more — complete in thee. 

4 Dear Saviour ! when, before thy bar 
All tribes and tongues assembled are, 
Among thy chosen may I be 

At thy right hand — complete in thee. 



^71 Contentment.— 'Phil. I : //. Guion. 

O Lord, how full of sweet content 
Our years of pilgrimage are spent ! 
Where'er we dwell, we dwell with thee, 
In heaven, in earth, or on the sea. 

2 To us remains nor place nor time ; 
Our country is in every clime : 

We can be calm and free from care 
On any shore, since God is there. 

3 While place we seek, or place we shun, 
The soul finds happiness in none ; 

But with our God to guide our way, 
'T is equal joy to go or stay. 

4 Could we be cast where thou art not, 
That were indeed a dreadful lot ; 
But regions none remote we call, 
Secure of finding God in all. 

372 Meekness.— Mali, a : S. J. Scott. 

Happy the meek whose gentle breast, 
Clear as the summer's evening ray, 
Calm as the regions of the blest, 
Enjoys on earth celestial day. 

2 His heart no broken friendships sting, 
No storms his peaceful tent invade ; 
He rests beneath th' Almighty's wing, 
Hostile to none, of none afraid. 

3 Spirit of grace, all meek and mild ! 
Inspire our breasts, our souls possess: 
Repel each passion rude and wild, 
And bless us as we aim to bless. 



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Oh, gift of gifts ! oh, grace of faitli ! 

My God ! how can it be 
That thou, who hast discerning love, 

Shouldst give that gift to me ? 

2 How many hearts thou mightst have had 

More innocent than mine ! 
How many souls more worthy far 
Of that sweet touch of thine ! 

3 Ah, grace ! into unlikeliest hearts 

It is thy boast to come, 

The glory of thy light to find 

In darkest spots a home. 

4 The crowd of cares, the weightiest cross, 

Seem trifles less than light — 
Earth looks so little and so low 
When faith shines full and bright. 

5 Oh, happy, happy that I am ! 

If thou canst be, Faith, 
The treasure that thou art in life. 
What wilt thou be in death ! 

"7J A Godly Sincerity.— Ep7i. 5: 8. Barton. 

Walk in the light ! so shalt thou know 

That fellowship of love, 
His Spirit only can bestow, 

Who reigns in light above. 

2 Walk in the light \ and thou shalt find- 
Thy heart made truly his, 
Who dwells in cloudless light enshrined, 
In whom no darkness is. 



3 Walk in the light ! and ev'n the tomb 

No fearful shade shall wear ; 
Glory shall chase away its gloom, 
For Christ hath conquered there. * 

4 Walk in the light ! and thou shalt see 

Thy path, though thorny, bright, 
For God by grace shall dwell in thee, 
And God himself is light. 



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Speak gently — it is better far 

To rule by love than fear ; 
Speak gently — let no harsh word mar 

The good we may do here. 

2 Speak gently to the young — for they 

Will have enough to bear ; 
Pass through this life as best they may 
'T is full of anxious care. 

3 Speak gently to the aged one, 

Grieve not the careworn heart; 
The sands of life are nearly run, 
Let them in peace depart. 

4 Speak gently to the erring ones — 

They must have toiled in vain ; 
Perchance unkindness made them so ; 
Oh, win them back again ! 

5 Speak gently — 't is a little thing, 

Dropped in the heart's deep well ; 
The good, the joy, that it may bring, 
Eternitv shall tell. 



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Christ, of all my hopes the Ground, 
Christ, the Spring of all my joy, 

Still in thee let me be found, 

Still for thee my powers employ. 

2 Fountain of overflowing grace ! 

Freely from thy fullness give ; 
Till I close my earthly race, 
Be it " Christ for me to live !" 

3 Firmly trusting in thy blood, 

Nothing shall my heart confound ; 
Safely I shall pass the flood, 

Safely reach Immanuel's ground. 

4 When I touch the blessed shore, 

Back the closing waves shall roll ! 
Death's dark stream shall nevermore 
Part from thee my ravished soul. 

5 Thus, — oh, thus an entrance give 

To the land of cloudless sky ; 

Having known it " Christ to live," 

Let me know it " gain to die." 

^ 7 7 Likeness to Christ. Montgomery. 

Father of eternal grace ! 

Glorify thyself in me ; 
Meekly beaming in my face, 

May the world thine image see. 

2 Happy only in thy love, 

Poor, unfriended, or unknown ; 
Fix my thoughts on things above, — 
Stay my heart on thee alone. 



3 Humble, holy, all resigned 

To thy will : — thy will be done 
Give me, Lord ! the perfect mind 
Of thy well beloved Son. 

4 Counting gain and glory loss, 

May I tread the path he trod ; 
Die with Jesus on the cross, — 
Rise with him, to thee, my God ! 



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Fellowship. — Eph. 4 .* 5. Wesleyan 



Father, hear our humble claim ; 
We are met in thy great name ; 
In the midst do thou appear, 
Manifest thy presence here. 

2 Lord, our fellowship increase ; 
Knit us in the bond of peace ; 
Join our hearts, O Father ! join 
Each to each, and all to thine. 

3 Move and actuate and guide, 
Diverse gifts to each divide ; 
Placed according to thy will, 
Let us each his work fulfill. 

4 Build us in one spirit up, 
Called in one high calling's hope, 
One the spirit, one the aim, 

One the pure baptismal flame ; — 

5 One the faith, and one the Lord, 
Whom, by heaven and earth adored, 
We our God and Father call ; — 
O'er all, through all, with us all. 



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2 " Give me a calm, a thankful heart, 

From every murmur free ; 
The blessings of thy grace impart, 
And make me live to thee. 

3 " Let the sweet hope that thou art mine 

My life and death attend ; 
Thy presence through my journey shine, 
And crown my journey's end." 



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O Humility.— ^. /«?/. 

Is there ambition in my heart ? 

Search, gracious God, and see ; 
Or do I act a haughty part ? 

Lord, I appeal to thee. 

2 I charge my thoughts, be humble still, 

And all my carriage mild ; 
Content, my Father, with thy will, 
And quiet as a child. 

3 The patient soul, the lowly mind, 

Shall have a large reward ; 
Let saints in sorrow lie resigned, 
And trust a faithful Lord. 

^Ol Humility.— Tsa. 57: /J. Anon. 

Thy home is with the humble, Lord ! 

The simple are the best ; 
Thy lodging is in child-like hearts ; 

Thou makest there thv rest 



2 Dear Comforter ! eternal Love ! 

If thou wilt stay with me, 
Of lowly thoughts and simple ways, 
I '11 build a house for thee. 

3 Who made this breathing heart of mine 

But thou, my heavenly Guest ? 
Let no one have it, then, but thee, 
And let it be thy rest ! 



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Calm me, my God, and keep me calm ; 

Let thine outstretched wing 
Be like the shade of Elim's palm, 

Beside her desert spring. 

Yes, keep me calm, though loud and rude 
The sounds my ear that greet, — 

Calm in the closet's solitude, 
Calm in the bustling street, — 

Calm in the hour of buoyant health, 

Calm in the hour of pain, 
Calm in my poverty or wealth, 

Calm in my loss or gain, — 

Calm in the sufferance of wrong, 
Like him who bore my shame, 

Calm 'mid the threatening, taunting 
throng, 
Who hate thy holy name. 

Calm me, my God, and keep me calm, 

Soft resting on thy breast ; 
Soothe me with holy hymn and psalm, 

And bid my spirit rest. 



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Brotherly Kindness. Doddridge. 

Father of mercies ! send thy grace, 

All powerful from above, 
To form, in our obedient souls, 

The image of thy love. 

Oh, may our sympathizing breasts 
The generous pleasure know, 

Kindly to share in others' joy, 
And weep for others' woe ! 

3 When the most helpless sons of grief 

In low distress are laid, 
Soft be our hearts their pains to feel, 
And swift our hands to aid. 

4 So Jesus looked on dying men, 

When throned above the skies ; 
And mid the embraces of his God, 
He felt compassion rise. 

5 On wings of love the Saviour flew, 

To raise us from the ground, 
And made the richest of his blood 
A balm for every wound. 

^04. Charity. Barbauld. 

JJlest is the man whose softening heart 

Feels all another's pain ; 
To whom the supplicating eye 

Was never raised in vain : — 

2 Whose breast expands with generous 
warmth, 
A st ranger's woes to feel ; 
And bleeds in pity o'er the wound 
He wants the power to heal. 



3 He spreads his kind, supporting arms, 

To every child of grief ; 
His secret bounty largely flows, 
And brings unasked relief. 

4 To gentle offices of love 

His feet are never slow : 
He views, through mercy's melting eye, 
A brother in a foe. 

5 Peace from the bosom of his God, 

The Saviour's grace shall give ; 
And when he kneels before the throne, 
His trembling soul shall live. 



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Trivial Efforts.— Ecel. // .• O. 



Anon. 



Scorn not the slightest word or deed, 
Nor deem it void of power ; 

There's fruit in each wind-wafted seed, 
That waits its natal hour. 

2 A whispered word may touch the heart, 

And call it back to life ; 
A look of love bid sin depart, 
And still unholy strife. 

3 No act falls fruitless ; none can tell 

How vast its power may be, 
Xor what results infolded dwell 
Within it silently. 

4 Work on, despair not, bring thy mite, 

Nor care how small it be ; 
God is with all that serve the right, 
The holy, true, and free. 



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Life eternal they shall have : 
With them numbered may we be, 
Here, and in eternity. 

2 They are justified by grace, 
They enjoy the Saviour's peace ; 
All their sins are washed away ; 
They shall stand in God's great day : 
With them numbered may we be, 
Here, and in eternity. 

3 They are lights upon the earth, — 
Children of a heavenly birth, — 
One with God, with Jesus one: 
Glory is in them begun : 

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Spirituality.— iRom. 8 : /J. C. Wesley. 

Abba, Father, hear thy child, 
Late in Jesus reconciled ; 
Hear, and all the graces shower, 
All the joy, and peace, and power ; 
All my Saviour asks above, 
All the life and heaven of love. 

2 Heavenly Father, Life divine, 
Change my nature into thine : 
Move and spread throughout my soul, 



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Lord, I will not let thee go 
Till the blessing thou bestow. 

Holy Ghost, no more delay ; 
Come, and in thy temple stay : 
Now, thine inward witness bear, 
Strong, and permanent, and clear : 
Spring of life, thyself impart ; 
Rise eternal in my heart. 



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Charity.—/ Cor. 73 : /. 



Lange. 



Though I speak with angel tongues 
Bravest words of strength and fire, 
They are but as idle songs, 
If no love my heart inspire ; 
All the eloquence shall pass 
As the noise of sounding brass. 

2 Though I lavish all I have 
On the poor in charity, 

Though I shrink not from the grave, 
Or unmoved the stake can see, — 
Till by love the work be crowned, 
All shall profitless be found. 

3 Come, thou Spirit of pure love, 
Who didst forth from God proceed, 
Never from my heart remove ; 

Let me all thy impulse heed ; 
Let my heart henceforward be 
Moved, controlled, inspired by thee. 



GRACES. 



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Quiet, Lord, my froward heart, 

Make me teachable and mild, 
Upright, simple, free from art, 

Make me as a weaned child : 
From distrust and envy free, 
Pleased with all that pleases thee. 
2 What thou shalt to-day provide, 

Let me as a child receive ; 
What to-morrow may betide, 

Calmly to thy wisdom leave : 
Tis enough that thou wilt care ; 
Why should I the burden bear ? 
:'. A- a little child relies 

On a care beyond his own, 
Knows he's neither strong nor wise, 

Fears to stir a step alone ; — 
Let me thus with thee abide, 
As my Father, Guard, and Guide. 

3OO Trust.-/™. 12 ; 2. 

Happy, Saviour, would I be, 
If I could but trust in thee ; 
Trust thy wisdom me to guide ; 

Trust thy g Lneas t«» provide; 

Trust thy saving love and power; 
Trust thee every day and hour : — 



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2 Trust thee as the only light 
In the darkest hour of night ; 
Trust in sickness, trust in health ; 
Trust in poverty and wealth ; 
Trust in joy and trust in grief ; 
Trust thy promise for relief : — 

3 Trust thy blood to cleanse my soul ; 
Trust thy grace to make me whole ; 
Trust thee living, dying too ; 
Trust thee all my journey through ; 
Trust thee till my feet shall be 
Planted on the crystal sea. 



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I Consecration.— f>*. 119 : 94.. Anon. 

Now, O God, thine own I am ! 

Now I give thee back thine own : 
Freedom, "friends, and health, and fama, 

Consecrate to thee alone : 
Thine I live, thrice happy I ! 
Happier still if thine I die. 

2 Take me, Lord, and all my powers ; 

Take my mind, and heart, and will ; 
All my goods, and all my hours, 

All" I know, and all I feel, 
All I think, or speak, or do — 
Take my soul and make it new ! 



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Our hearts in Christian love : 

The fellowship of kindred minds 
Is like to that above. 

2 Before our Father's throne 

We pour our ardent prayers ; 
Our fears, our hopes, our aims are one, 
Our comforts and our cares. 

:> We share our mutual woes, 
Our mutual burdens bear ; 
And often for each other flows 
The sympathizing tear. 

4 When we asunder part, 

It gives us inward pain ; 
But we shall still be joined in heart, 
And hope to meet again. 

5 This glorious hope revives 

Our courage by the way ; 
While each in expectation lives, 
And longs to see the day. 

6 From sorrow, toil, and pain, 

And sin, we shall be free, 
And perfect love and friendship reign 



Through all eternity. 



2Q2 Matt. 18: 20. 

Jesus, we look to thee, 

Thy promised presence claim ; 
Thou in the midst of us shalt be, 

Assembled in thy name. 



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2 Not in the name of pride 

Or selfishness we meet ; 
From nature's paths we turn aside, * 
And worldly thoughts forget. 

3 We meet the grace to take, 

Which thou hast freely given ; 
We meet on earth for thy dear sake, 
That we may meet in heaven. 

4 Present we know thou art, 

But oh, thyself reveal ! 
Now, Lord, let every bounding heart 
Thy mighty comfort feel. 

5 Oh, may thy quickening voice 

The death of sin remove ; 
And bid our inmost souls rejoice, 
In hope of perfect love. 



/ Cor. 72 : 73. 



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394 

Let party names no more 

The Christian world o'erspread ; 

Gentile and Jew, and bond and free, 
Are one in Christ their head. 

2 Among the saints on earth, 

Let mutual love be found ; 
Heirs of the same inheritance, 
With mutual blessings crowned. 

3 Thus will the church below 

Resemble that above ; 
Where streams of pleasure ever flow, 
And every heart is love. 



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How sweet, how heavenly is the sight, 
"When those who love the Lord 

In one another's peace delight, 
And so fulfill his word ! 

2 "When each can feel his brother's sigh, 

And with him bear a part! 
When sorrow flows from eye to eye, 
And joy from heart to heart ! 

3 When, free from envy, scorn and pride, 

Oar wishes all above, 
Each can his. brother's failings hide, 
And show a brother's love ! 

4 Let love, in one delightful stream, 

Through every bosom flow, 
And union sweet, and dear esteem, 
In every action glow. 

5 Love is the golden chain that binds 

The happy souls above ; 
And lie's an heir of heaven who finds 
His bosom glow with love. 



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Happy the souls to Jesus joined, 
And saved by grace alone; 

Walking in all his ways, they find 
Their heaven on earth begun. 

The church triumphant in thy love, 
Their mighty joys we know : 

They sing the Lamb in hymns above, 
And we in hymns below. 



3 Thee in thy glorious realm they praise, 

And bow before thy throne ; 
We in the kingdom of thy grace : 
The kingdoms are but one. 

4 The holy to the holiest leads, 

And thence our spirits rise ; 

For he that in thy statutes treads, 

Shall meet thee in the skies. 



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397 

Lord, thou on earth didst love thine own, 
Didst love them to the end; 

Oh, still from thy celestial throne, 
Let gifts of love descend. 

2 The love the Father bears to thee, 

His own eternal Son, 
Fill all thy saints, till all shall be 
In pure affection one. 

3 As thou for us didst stoop so low, 

Wanned by love's holy flame, 
So let our deeds of kindness flow 
To all that bear thy name. 

4 One blessed fellowship of love, 

Thy living church should stand, 
Till, faultless, she at last above 
Shall shine at thy right hand. 

5 Oh, glorious day, when she, the Bride., 

With her dear Lord appear.-! 
Then robed in beauty at his side, 
She shall forget her tears • 



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Assurance. — ^ .?W. / : /<9. Watts. 

When I can read my title clear 

To mansions in the skies, 
I bid farewell to every fear, 

And wipe my weeping eyes. 

Should earth against my soul engage, 

And fiery darts be hurled, 
Then I can smile at Satan's rage, 

And face a frowning world. 

Let cares like a wild deluge come, 

And storms of sorrow fall ; 
May I but safely reach my home, 

My God, my heaven, my all ! — 

There shall I bathe my weary soul 

In seas of heavenly rest ; 
And not a wave of trouble roll 

Across my peaceful breast. 



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399 

Father, thy thoughts are peace towards 
Safe am I in thy hands ; [me, 

Could I but firmly build on thee, 
For sure thy counsel stands ! 

2 Though mountains crumble into dust, 
Thy covenant stand eth fast ; 
Who follows thee in pious trust, 
Shall reach the goal at last. 

8 Tho' strange and winding seems the way 
While yet on earth 1 dwell; 
In heaven my heart shall gladly say, 
Thou, God, dost all things well ! 



Doddridge. 



ZLOO Friends of God. 

Unite, my roving thoughts, unite 
In silence soft and sweet : 

And thou, my soul, sit gently down 
At thy great Sovereign's feet. 

2 Jehovah's awful voice is heard, 

Yet gladly I attend ; 
For lo ! the everlasting God 
Proclaims himself my friend. 

3 By all its joys, I charge my heart, 

To grieve his love no more ; 
But charmed by melody divine, 



To srive its follies o'er. 

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My God, the covenant of thy love 

Abides forever sure ; 
And in its matchless grace I feel 

My happiness secure. 

2 Since thou, the everlasting God, 

My Father art become, 
Jesus my Guardian and my Friend, 
And heaven my final home ; — 

3 I welcome all thy sovereign will, 

For all that will is love ; 
And when I know not what thou dost, 
I wait the light above. 

4 Thy covenant in the darkest gloom 

Shall heavenly rays impart, 
And when my eyelids close in death, 
Sustain my fainting heart. 






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Why should the children of a King 
Go mourning all their days? 

Great Comforter ! descend and bring 
Some token of thy grace. 

2 Dost thou not dwell in all the saints, 

And seal the heirs of heaven ? 
When wilt thou banish my complaints, 
And show my sins forgiven ? 

3 Assure my conscience of her part 

In the Redeemer's blood ; 
And bear thy. witness with my heart 
That I am born of God. 

4 Thou art the earnest of his love, 

The pledge of joys to come ; 
And thy soft wings, celestial Dove ! 
Will safe convey me home. 

4-0 7 Adoption.— Horn. S ; 15. Doddridge. 

My Father, God ! how. sweet the sound, 
How tender and how dear! 

Not all the melody of heaven 
Could so delight the ear. 

2 Come, sacred Spirit, seal the name 

0;i my expanding heart ; 
An I show, that in Jehovah's grace 
I share a filial part. 

3 Cheered by a signal so divine, 

Unwavering I believe ; 

My spirit Abba, Father! cries, 
Nor can the sign deceive. 



Perseverance. 



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404 

Firm as the earth thy gospel stands, 
My Lord, my hope, my trust ; 

If I am found in Jesus' hands, 
My soul can ne'er be lost. 

2 His honor is engaged to save 

The meanest of his sheep ; 
All, whom his heavenly Father gave, 
His hands securely keep. 

3 Xor death nor hell shall e'er remove 

His favorites from his b react ; 
In the dear bosom of his love 
They must forever rest. 

4.05 Adoption.— Heb. 12 : 7. Steels. 

My God, my Father, blissful name ! 

Oh, may I call thee mine ? 
May I with sweet assurance claim 

A portion so divine ? 

2 AVhate'er thy providence denies 

I calmly would resign, 
For thou art good and just and wise: 
Oh, bend my will to thine ! 

3 Whate'er thy sacred will ordains, 

Oh, give me strength to bear ! 
And let me know my Father reigns, 
And trust his tender care. 

4 Thy sovereign ways arc all unknown 

To my weak, erring sight ; 
Yet let my son] adoring own 

That all thy ways are right. 



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3 Loud hallelujahs sing- 

To our Redeemer's name ; 
In joy or sorrow — life or death— 
His love is still the same. 



406 



Peace.— Isa.26 : 3. 



C. Wesley. 



Thou very present Aid 

In suffering and distress, 
The mind which still on thee is stayed, 

Is kept in perfect peace. 

2 The soul by faith reclined 

On the Redeemer's breast, 
'Mid raging storms, exults to find 
An everlasting rest. 

3 Sorrow and fear are gone, 

Whene'er thy face appears ; 
It stills the sighing orphan's moan, 
And dries the widow's tears. 

4 It hallows every cross ; 

It sweetly comforts me ; 
Makes me forget my every loss, 
And find my all in thee. 

5 Jesus, to whom I fly, 

Doth all my wishes fill ; 
What though created streams are dry ? 
I have the fountain still. 

6 Stripped of each earthly friend, 

I find them all in one, 
And peace and joy which never end, 
And heaven, in Christ, begun. 



4.O7 Love of God. 

In every trying hour 
My soul lo Jesns flies ; 

I trust in his almighty power, 
When swelling billows rise. 



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408 



Watts. 



Adoption.—/ ,Tohn 3 : /-,?. 

Behold what wondrous grace 

The Father has bestowed 
On sinners of a mortal race, 

To call them sons of God ! 

2 Nor doth it yet appear 

How great we must be made ; 
But when we see our Saviour there, 
We shall be like our Head. 

3 A hope so much divine 

May trials well endure, 
May purge our souls from sense and sin, 
As Christ the Lord is pure. 

4 If in my Father's love 

I share a filial part, 
Send down thy Spirit, like a dove, 
To rest upon my heart. 

5 We would no longer lie 

Like slaves beneath the throne ; 
Our faith shall Abba, Father ! cry, 
And thou the kindred own. 



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Here I can firmly rest ; 

I dare to boast of this, 
That God, the highest and the best, 

My Friend and Father is. 

2 Naught have I of my own, 

Naught in the life I lead ; 
What Christ hath given, that alone 
I dare in faith to plead. 

3 I rest upon the ground 

Of Jesus and his blood ; 
It is through -him that I have found 
My soul's eternal good. 

4 At cost of all I have, 

At cost of life and limb, 
I cling to God who yet shall save ; — 
I will not turn from him. 

5 His Spirit in me dwells, 

O'er all my mind he reigns ; 
My care and Badness he dispels, 

And soothes away my pains. 

6 He prospers day by day 

His work within my heart, 
Till I have strength and faith to say, 
l, God, my Father art ! 

4_ I O Kept of God— Jta. 3 : 70. Kent. 

"W hat cheering words are these ; 

Their sweetness who can tell \ 
In time and to eternal days, 

"'Tis with the righteous well!" 



2 Well when they see his face, 

Or sink amidst the flood ; 
Well in affliction's thorny maze 
Or on the mount with God. 

3 'Tis well when joys arise, 

'T is well when sorrows flow, 
'Tis well when darkness vails the skies, 
And strong temptations grow. 

4 'T is well when Jesus calls, — 

" From earth and sin arise, 
To join the hosts of ransomed souls, 
Made to salvation wise !" 

^.1 I Grace. — Ej)k. ; 28. Doddridgb. 

Grace ! 't is a charming sound ! 

Harmonious to the ear ! 
Heaven with the echo shall resound, 

And all the earth shall hear. 

2 Grace first contrived a way 
To save rebellious man ; 
And all the steps that grace display, 
Which drew the wondrous plan. 

Grace led my roving feet 

To tread the heavenly road ; 
And new supplies each hour I meet 
While pressing on to God. 

4 Grace all the work shall crown, 
Through everlasting days ; 
It lays in heaven the topmost stone, 
And well deserves the praise. 



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My soul, be on thy guard, 

Ten thousand foes arise ; 
And hosts of sin are pressing hard 

To draw thee from the skies. 

2 Oh, watch, and fight, and pray ! 

The battle ne'er give o'er ; 

Renew it boldly every day,' ," 

And help divine implore. 

3 Ne'er think the victory won, 

Nor once at ease sit down ; 
Thy arduous work will not be done 
Till thou obtain thy crown. 

4 Fight on, my soul, till death 

Shall bring thee to thy God ! 
He '11 take thee at thy parting breath, 
Up to his blest abode. 

/if? Seed-sowing. Montgomery. 

Sow in the morn thy seed ; 

At eve hold not thy hand ; 
To doubt and fear give thou no heed ; 

Broadcast it o'er the land ! 

2 Beside all waters sow, 

The highway furrows stock, 
Drop it where thorns and thistles grow, 
Scatter it on the rock. 

3 The good, the fruitful ground 

Expect not here nor there ; 
O'er hill and dale alike 'tis found ; 
Go forth, then, everywhere. 



4 And duly shall appear 

In verdure, beauty, strength, 
The tender blade, the stalk, the ear, 
And the full corn at length. 

5 Thou canst not toil in vain ; 

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For garners in the sky. 

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Make haste, O man, to live, 
For thou so soon must die ; 

Time hurries past thee like the breeze ; 
How swift its moments fly ! 

2 To breathe, and wake, and sleep, 

To smile, to sigh, to grieve, 
To move in idleness through earth — 
This, this is not to live. 

3 Make haste, O man, to do 

Whatever must be done; 
Thou hast no time to lose in sloth, 
Thy day will soon be gone. 

4 Up, then, with speed, and work ; 

Fling ease and self away — 
This is no time for thee to sleep — 
Up, watch, and work, and pray ! 



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Laborers of Christ, arise, 

And gird you for the toil ! 
The dew of promise from the skies 

Already cheers the soil. 

2 Go where the sick recline, 

Where mourning- hearts deplore ; 
And where the sons of sorrow pine, 
Dispense your hallowed store. 

3 Be faith, which looks above, 

With prayer, your constant guest ; 
And wrap the Saviour's changeless love 
A mantle round your breast. 

4 So shall you share the wealth 

That earth may ne'er despoil, 
And the blest gospel's saving health 
Repay your arduous toil. 

A. I O Sympathy.— ftom. /2 ; 75. Baker. 

Oh, praise our God to-day, 

His constant mercy bless, 
Whose love hath helped us on our way, 

And granted us success. 

2 Oh, happiest work below, 

Earnest of joy above, 
To sweeten many a cup of woe 
By deeds of holy love ! 

3 Lord ! may it be our choice 

This blessed rule to keep : — 
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, 
And weep with them that weep. 



Trust.—/ Cor. S : 6. 



C. Wesley. 



Anon. 



417 

Lord, if at thy command 

The word of life we sow, 
Watered by thy almighty hand, 

The seed shall surely grow. 

2 Now, then, the ceaseless shower 

Of gospel blessings send, 
And let the soul-converting power 
Thy laborers attend. 

3 On multitudes confer 

The heart-renewing love, 
And by the joy of grace prepare 
For fuller joys above. 

A I O Reform. 

Mourn for the thousands slain, 
The youthful and the strong ; 

Mourn for the wine-cup's fearful reign, 
And the deluded throng. 

2 Mourn for the tarnished gem — 

For reason's light divine, 
Quenched from the soul's bright diadem, 
Where God had bid it shine. 

3 Mourn for the lost — but call, 

Call to the strong, the free ; 
Rouse them to shun that dreadful fall; 
And to the refuge flee. 

4 Mourn for the lost — but pray, 

Pray to our God above, 
To break the fell destroyer's sway, 
And show his saving love. 



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He that goeth forth with weeping, 
Bearing precious seed in love, 

Never tiring, never sleeping, 
Findeth mercy from above. 

2 Soft descend the dews of heaven, 

Bright the rays celestial shine ; 
Precious fruits will thus be given, 
Through an influence all divine. 

3 Sow thy seed, be never weary, 

Let no fears thy soul annoy ; 
Be the prospect ne'er so dreary, 
Thou shalt reap the fruits of joy. 

4 Lo, the scene of verdure brightening ! 

See the rising grain appear; 
Look again ! the fields are whitening, 
For the harvest time is near. 

A. 2 O Success from God.—/ Cor. 3 : 6. Lyte. 

Vain were all our toil and labor, 
Did not God that labor bless ; 

Vain, without his grace and favor, 
Every talent we possess. 

2 Vainer still the hope of heaven, 

That on human strength relies ; 
But to him shall help be given, 
Who in humble faith applies. 

3 Seek we, then, the Lord's Anointed ; 

He shall grant us peace and rest : 
Ne'er was suppliant disappointed, 
Who through Christ his prayer ad- 
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Like the eagle, upward, onward, 
Let my soul in faith be borne : 

Calmly gazing, skyward, sunward, 
Let my eye unshrinking turn ! 

2 Where the cross, God's love revealing, 

Sets the fettered spirit free, 
Where it sheds its wondrous healing, 
There, my soul, thy rest shall be ! 

3 Oh, may I no longer dreaming, 

Idly waste my golden day, 
But, each precious hour redeeming, 
Upward, onward press my way ! 

A 2 2 Self-denial. Hastings. 

Pilgrims in this vale of sorrow, 
Pressing onward toward the prize, 

Strength and comfort here we borrow 
From the Hand that rules the skies. 

2 'Mid these scenes of self-denial, 

We are called the race to run ; 
We must meet full many a trial 
Ere the victor's crown is won. 

3 Love shall every conflict lighten, 

Hope shall urge us swifter on, 
Faith shall every prospect brighten, 
Till the morn of heaven shall dawn. 

4 On the Eternal arm reclining, 

We at length shall win the day ; 

All the powers of earth combining, 

Shall not snatch our crown away. 



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Cast thy bread upon the waters, 
Thinking not 't is thrown away ; 

God himself saith, thou shalt gather 
It again some future day. 

2 Cast thy bread upon the waters, 

Wildly though the billows roll, 
They but aid thee as thou toilest 
Truth to spread from pole to pole. 

3 As the seed, by billows floated, 

To some distant island lone, 
So to human souls benighted, 
That thou fl ingest may be borne. 

4 Cast thy bread upon the waters ; 

Why wilt thou still doubting stand ? 
Bounteous shall God send the harvest, 
If thou sow'st with liberal hand. 

5 Give then freely of thy substance — 

O'er this cause the Lord doth reign ; 
Cast thy bread, and toil with patience, 
Thou shalt labor not in vain. 

4-2 4- " Broker's Keeper."— Gen. 4 ; 9. Anon. 

Blessed angels, high in heaven 

O'er the penitent rejoice ; 
Ila^t thou for thy brother striven 

With an importuning voice ? 

2 Art thou not thy brother's keeper ? 
( \-mst thou not his soul obtain ? 
He that wakes his brother sleeper 
Double light himself shall gain. 



3 Then, when ends this life's short fever, 
They, who many turn to God, 
Like the stars shall shine for ever, 
In eternal brotherhood ! 

A. 2 £ Courage. Anon. 

Father, hear the prayer we offer ! 

Not for ease that prayer shall be, 
But for strength that we may ever 

Live our lives courageously. 

2 Not forever by still waters 

Would we idly quiet stay ; 
But would smite the living fountains 
From the rocks along our way. 

3 Be our strength in hours of weakness, 

In our wanderings, be our guide ; 
Through endeavor, failure, danger, 
Father, be thou at our side ! 



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With my substance I will honor 
My Redeemer and my Lord ; 

Were ten thousand worlds my manor, 
All were nothing to his word. 

While the heralds of salvation 
His abounding grace proclaim, 

Let his friends, of every station, 
Gladly join to spread his fame. 

Be his kingdom now promoted, 
Let the earth her Monarch know ; 

Be my all to him devoted ; 
To my Lord my all I owe. 



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My God, my Father, while I stray 
Far from my home, on life's rough way, 
Oh, teach me from my heart to say, 
" Thy will be done, thy will be done !" 

2 What though in lonely grief I sigh 
For friends beloved no longer nigh ; 
Submissive still would I reply, 

"Thy will be done, thy will be done!" 

3 If thou should' st call me to resign 
What most I prize, — it ne'er was mine ; 
I only yield thee what was thine : 
"Thy will be done, thy will be done !" 

4 If but my fainting heart be blest 
With thy sweet Spirit for its guest, 
My God, to thee I leave the rest; 
"Thy will be done, thy will be done !" 

5 Renew my will from day to day ; 
Blend it with thine, and take away 
Whate'er now makes it hard to say, 

" Thy will be done, thy will be done !" 

6 Then when on earth I breathe no more, 
The prayer oft mixed with tears before, 
I'll sing upon a happier shore : 

" Thy will be done, thy will be done !" 

428 Seb- 12 t /*/. Anon. 

I bless thee, Lord, for sorrows sent 
To break the dream of human power, 
For now my shallow cistern 's spent, 
I find thy fount and thirst no more. 



2 I take thy hand and fears grow still : 
Behold thy face, and doubts remove ; 
Who would not yield his wavering will 
To perfect truth and boundless love ! 

3 That truth gives promise of a dawn, 
Beneath whose light I am to see, 
When all these blinding vails are drawn, 
This was the wisest path for me. 

4 That love this restless soul doth teach 
The strength of thy eternal calm ; 
And tunes its sad and broken speech, 
To sing ev'n now the angels' psalm. 

4- 2 Q ireb ' * 2 ■" ° Anon. 

I cannot always trace the way 
Where thou, Almighty One, dost move ; 
But I can always, always say, 
That God is love, that God is love. 

2 When fear her chilling mantle flings 
O'er earth, my soul to heaven above, 
As to her native home, upsp rings, 
For God is love, for God is love. 

3 When mystery clouds my darkened path, 
I'll check my dread, my doubts reprove ; 
In this my soul sweet comfort hath, 
That God is love, that God is love. 

4 Yes, God is love ; — a thought like this, 
Can every gloomy thought remove, 
And turn all tears, all woes, to bliss, 
For God is love, for God is love. 






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My Jesus, as thou wilt ! 

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I would my all resign ; 
Through sorrow, or through joy, 

Conduct me as thine own, 
And help me still to say, 

My Lord, thy will be done ! 

2 My Jesus, as thou wilt ! 

Though seen through many a tear, 
Let not my star of hope 

Grow dim or disappear: 
Since thou on earth hast wept, 

And sorrowed oft alone, 
If I must weep with thee, 

My Lord, thy will be done ! 

3 My Jesus, as thou wilt ! 

All shall be well for me ; 
Each changing future scene 

I gladly trust with thee: 
Straight to my home above 

I travel calmly on, 
And sing, in life or death, 

My Lord, thy will be done ! 



A V I Job 2.3 : 70. 

Thy way, not mine, O Lord, 

However dark it be ! 
Lead me by thine own hand ; 

Choose out the path for me. 
I dare not choose my lot : 

I would not, if I might ; 
Choose thou for me, my God, 

So shall I walk aright. 

2 The kingdom that I seek 

Is thine : so let the way 
That leads to it be thine, 

Else I must surely stray. 
Take thou my cup, and it 

With joy or sorrow fill, 
As best to thee may seem ; 

Choose thou my good and ill. 

3 Choose thou for me my friends, 

My sickness or my health ; 
Choose thou my cares for me, 

My poverty or wealth. 
Not mine, not mine the choice,. 

In things or great or small ; 
Be thou my Guide, my Strength, 

My Wisdom, and my All. 



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My choicest comforts come from thee, 
And go at thy command. 

If thou shouldst take them all away, 

Yet would I not repine ; 
Before they were possessed by me, 

They were entirely thine. 

Nor would I drop a murmuring word, 
Though the whole world were gone, 

But seek enduring happiness, 
In thee, and thee alone. 



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O thou whose mercy guides my way, 
Though now it seems severe, 

Forbid my unbelief to say 
There is no mercy here ! 

2 Oh ! may I, Lord, desire the pain 

That comes in kindness down, 
Far more than sweetest earthly gain, 
Succeeded by a frown. 

3 Then though thou bend my spirit low, 

Love only shall I see ; 
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And there 's a cross for me. 

2 This consecrated cross I '11 bear, 

Till death shall set me free, 
And then go home my crown to wear, 
For there 's a crown for me. 

3 Upon the crystal pavement, down 

At Jesus' pierced feet, 
Joyful, I '11 cast my golden crown, 
And his dear name repeat. 

4 And palmsshall wave, and harpsshall ring, 

Beneath heaven's arches high ; 
The Lord that lives, the ransomed sing, 
That lives no more to die. 

5 Oh, precious cross ! oh, glorious crown ! 

Oh, resurrection day ! 
Ye angels, from the stars come down, 
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Jesus, in sickness and in pain, 

Be near to succor me ; 
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To thee I turn, to thee. 

When cares and sorrows thicken round, 

And nothing bright I see, 
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While still I turn to thee. 

4 Through all my pilgrimage below, 

Whate'er my lot may be, 
In joy or sadness, weal or woe, 
Jesus, I 'll turn to thee. 



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437 

When languor and disease invade 
This trembling house of clay, 

'T is sweet to look beyond my pain, 
And long to fly away ; — 

2 Sweet to look forward, and attend 

The whispers of his love ; 
Sweet to look upward to the place 
Where Jesus pleads above ; — 

3 Sweet on his faithfulness to rest, 

Whose love can never end ; 
Sweet on his covenant of grace 
For all things to depend ; — 

4 Sweet, in the confidence of faith, 

To trust his firm decrees ; 
Sweet to lie passive in his hands, 
And know no will but his. 

5 If such the sweetness of the streams, 

What must the fountain be, 
W T here saints and angels draw their bliss 
Immediately from thee ! 



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3 What though the world deceitful prove, 
And earthly friends and hopes remove ; 
With patient uncomplaining love 
Still would I cling to thee. 

3 Though oft I seem to tread alone 

Life's dreary waste, with thorns o'ergrown, 

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When our heads are bowed with woe ; 
When our bitter tears o'erfiow ; 
When we mourn the lost, the dear, 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear ! 
Thou our feeble flesh hast worn ; 
Thou our mortal griefs hast borne ; 
Thou hast shed the human tear ; 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear ! 
When the heart is sad within, 
With the thought of all its sin ; 
When the spirit shrinks with fear, 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear ! 



Thou the shame, the grief, hast known 
Though the sins were not thine, own, 
Thou hast deigned their load to bear . 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear ! 

When our eyes grow dim in death ; 
When we heave the parting breath ; 
When our solemn doom is near, 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear ! 
Thou hast bowed the dying head ; 
Thou the blood of life hast shed , 
Thou hast filled a mortal bier : 
Jesus, Son of Mary, hear ! 



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Pour out thy Spirit from on high ; 
Lord ! thine assembled servants bless ; 
Graces and gifts to each supply, 
And clothe thy priests with righteousness. 

2 "Wisdom, and zeal, and faith impart, 
Firmness with meekness from above, 
To bear thy people on our heart, 

And love the souls whom thou dost love : 

3 To watch and pray, and never faint ; 
By day and night strict guard to keep ; 
To warn the sinner, cheer the saint, 
Nourish thy lambs, and feed thy sheep : 

4 Then, when, our work is finished here, 
In humble hope our charge resign : 
When the chief Shepherd shall appear, 
God ! may they and we be thine ! 



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441 

O Lord, thy pitying eye surveys 
Our wandering paths, our trackless ways : 
Send forth, in love, thy truth and li^ht, 
To guide our doubtful footsteps right. 

2 In humble faith, behold we wait : 
On thee we call at mercy's gate ; 

Our drooping hearts, God, sustain, — 
Shall Israel seek thy face in vain ? 

3 Lord ! in ways of peace return, 
Nor let thy flock neglected mourn ; 
May our blest eyes a shepherd see, 
Dear to our souls, and dear to thee. 



A A 2 Prayer for Pastor. R. Hilu 

With heavenly power, O Lord, defend 
Him whom we now to thee commend ; 
Thy faithful messenger secure, 
And make him to the end endure. 

2 Gird him with all-sufficient grace ; 
Direct his feet in paths of peace ; 
Thy truth and faithfulness fulfill, 
And arm him to obey thy will. 

A. A. *7 Dedication. Anon. 

Oh, bow thine ear, Eternal One ! 
On thee our heart adoring calls ; 
To thee the followers of thy Son 
Have raised, and now devote these walls. 

2 Here let thy holy days be kept ; 
And be this place to worship given, 
Like that bright spot where Jacob slept, 
The house of God, the gate of heaven. 

3 Here may thine honor dwell ; and here, 
As incense, let thy children's prayer, 
From contrite hearts and lips sincere, 
Rise on the still and holy air. 

4 Here be thy praise devoutly sung ; 
Here let thy truth beam forth to save, 
As when, of old, thy Spirit hung, 

On wings of light, o'er Jordan's wave. 

5 And when the lips, that with thy name 
Are vocal now, to dust shall turn, 

On others may devotion's flame 
Be kindled here, and purely burn ! 



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O God of Bethel, by whose hand 

Thy people still are fed ; 
Who through this weary pilgrimage 

Hast all our fathers led ! 

2 Our vows, our prayers, we now present 

Before thy throne of grace ; 
God of our fathers ! be the God 
Of their succeeding race. 

3 Through each perplexing path of life 

Our wandering footsteps guide ; 
Give us, each day, our daily bread, 
And raiment fit provide. 

4 Oh, spread thy covering wings around, 

Till all our wanderings cease, 
And at our Father's loved abode, 
Our souls arrive in peace. 

5 Such blessings from thy gracious hand 

Our humble prayers implore ; 
And thou shalt be our chosen God, 
Our portion evermore. 

A A C Mark 10 : /4. Hastings. 

" Forbid them not," the Saviour cried, 
" But suffer them to come ;" 

All, then maternal tears were dried, 
And unbelief was dumb. 

J Lord, we believe, and we obey ; 
We bring them at thy word ; 
Be thou our children's strength and stay, 
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Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer, 

We now devote to thee ; 
Let them thy covenant mercies share, 

And thy salvation see. 

2 In early days their hearts secure 

From worldly snares, we pray ; 
And let them to the end endure 
In every righteous way. 

3 Grant us before them, Lord, to live 

In holy faith and fear ; 
And then to heaven our souls receive 
And bring our children there. 

4_4_7 Som,e.'S. Watts. 

The promise of my Father's love 
Shall stand forever good : — 

He said, and gave his soul to death, 
And sealed the grace with blood. 

2 To this dear covenant of thy word, 

I set my worthless name ; 
I seal the engagement of my Lord, 
And make my humble claim. 

3 I call that legacy my own, 

Which Jesus did bequeath; 
'T was purchased with a dying groan, 
And ratified in death. 

4 Sweet is the memory of his name, 

Who blessed us in his will, 

And to his testament of love, 

Made his own life the seal. 



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How loving thou must be, 
To leave thy home in heaven to guard 

A little child like me ! 
Thy beautiful and shining face 

I see not, though so near ; 
The sweetness of thy soft, low voice 

I am too deaf to hear. 

I cannot feel thee touch my hand 

With pressure light and mild, 
To check me, as my mother doth, 

While I am but a child ; 
But I have felt thee in my thoughts 

Fighting with sin for me ; 
And when my heart loves God, I know 

The sweetness is from thee. 

And when, dear Saviour ! I kneel down 

Morning and night to prayer, 
Something there is within my heart 

Which tells me thou art there ; 
Yes ! when I pray, thou prayest too — 

Thy prayer is all for me ; 
But when I sleep, thou sleepest not, 

But watchest patiently. 



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449 

Remember thy Creator now, 
In these thy youthful days ; 

He will accept thine earliest vow, 
And listen to thy praise. 



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2 Remember thy Creator now, 

Seek him while he is near ; 
For evil days will come, when thou 
Shalt find no comfort here. 

3 Remember thy Creator now ; 

His willing servant be : 
Then, when thy head in death shall bow, 
He will remember thee. 

4 Almighty God ! our hearts incline 

Thy heavenly voice to hear ; 
Let all our future days be thine, 
Devoted to thy fear. 



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450 

Dear Jesus, let thy pitying eye 

Look kindly down on me : 
A sinful, weak, and helpless child, 

I come thy child to be. 
2 O blessed Saviour ! take my heart, 

This sinful heart of mine, 
And wash it clean in every part ; 

Make me a child of thine. 



My sins, though great, thou canst forgive, 

For thou hast died for me ; 
Amazing love ! help me, O God, 

Thine own dear child to be. 
For thou hast said, "Forbid them not: 

Let children come to me :" 
I hear thy voice, and now, dear Lord, 

I come thy child to be. 



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Saviour, like a shepherd lead us : 

Much we need thy tender care ; 
In thy pleasant pastures feed us, 

For our use thy fold prepare : 
"We are thine : do thou befriend us, 

Be the guardian of our way ; 
Keep thy nock, from sin defend us, 

Seek us when we go astray. 

2 Thou hast promised to receive us, 

Poor and sinful though we be ; 
Thou hast mercy to relieve us, 

Grace to cleanse, and power to free : 
Early let us seek thy favor, 

Early help us do thy will ; 
Holy Lord, our only Saviour ! 

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452 

Saviour King, in hallowed union, 

At thy sacred feet we bow ; 
Heart with heart, in blest communion, 

Join to crave thy favor now ! 
Though celestial choirs adore thee, 

Let our prayer as incense rise ; 
And our praise be set before thee, 

Sweet as evening sacrifice. 

2 Heavenly Fount, thy streams of blessing, 
Oft have cheered us on our way ; 
By thy power and grace unceasing, 
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Yow a pure, a full devotion 
To thy work, O Saviour King ! 

"When we tell the wondrous story 

Of thy rich, exhaustkss love, 
Send thy Spirit, Lord of glory, 

On the youthful heart to move ! 
Oh, that he, the ever-living, 

May descend, as fruitful rain ; 
Till the wilderness, reviving, 

Blossoms as the rose again ! 



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453 

Saviour ! who thy flock art feeding 

With the Shepherd's kindest care, 
All the feeble gently leading, 

"While the lambs thy bosom share ; 
Now, these little ones receiving, 

Fold them in thy gracious arm ; 
There, we know, thy word believing, 

Only there, secure from harm. 

2 Never, from thy pasture roving, 

Let them be the lion's prey ; 
Let thy tenderness, so loving, 

Keep them all life's dangerous way : 
Then, within thy fold eternal, 

Let them find a resting-place, 
Feed in pastures ever vernal, 

Drink the rivers of thy grace. 



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The Saviour kindly calls 

Our children to his breast; 
lie folds them in his gracious arms, 

Himself declares them blest. 

2 " Let them approach," he cries, 

" Nor scorn their humble claim ; 
The heirs of heaven are such as these, 
For such as these I came." 

3 With joy we bring them, Lord, 

Devoting them to thee, 
Imploring, that, as we are thine, 
Thine may our offspring be. 






AC C Art* X i SO. 

Our children thou dost claim, 
O Lord, our God, as thine : 

Ten thousand blessings to thy name 
For goodness so divine ! 

2 Thee let the fathers own, 

Thee let the sons adore ; 
Joined to the Lord in solemn vows, 
To be forgot no more. 

3 How great thy mercies, Lord ! 

Bow plenteous is thy grace ! 
Which, in the promise of thy love, 
Includes our rising race. 

4 Our offspring, still thy care, 

Shall own their fathers' God ! 

To latest times thy blessing! share, 

And sound thy praise abroad. 



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Thou God of sovereign grace, 

In mercy now appear ; 
We long to sec thy smiling face, 

And feel that thou art near. 

2 Receive these lambs to-day, 

Shepherd of the flock, 
And wash the stains of guilt away 
Beside the smitten Rock. 

3 To-day in love descend ; 

Oh, come, this precious hour ; 
In mercy now their spirits bend 
By thy resistless power. 

4 Low bending at thy feet, 

Our offspring we resign : 
Thine arm is strong, thy love is great, 
And high thy glories shine. 

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Great God, now condescend 

To bless our rising race ; 
Soon may their willing spirits bend, 

The subjects of thy grace. 

2 Oh, what a pure delight 

Their happiness to see ; 

Our warmest wishes all unite, 
To lead their souls to thee. 

3 Now bless, thou God of love, 

This ordinance divine ; 
Send thy good Spirit from above, 
And make these children thine. 



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This child we dedicate to thee, 

O God of grace and purity ! 

Shield it from sin and threatening wrong, 

And let thy love its life prolong. 

2 Oh, may thy Spirit gently draw 
Its willing soul to keep thy law ; 
May virtue, piety, and truth, 
Dawn even with its dawning youth. 

3 We too, before thy gracious sight, 
Once shared the blest baptismal rite, 
And would renew its solemn vow 
With love, and thanks, and praises, now. 

4 Grant that, with true and faithful heart, 
We still may act the Christian's part, 
Cheered by each promise thou hast given, 
And laboring for the prize in heaven. 

A C Q Jo?in 27 : /J. Bickersteth. 

With thankful hearts our songs we raise, 
To celebrate the Saviour's praise ; 
Yet who but saints in heaven above, 
Can tell the riches of his love ? 

2 He, the good Shepherd, kindly leads 
The wanderer, and the hungry feeds; 
Deigns in his arms the lambs to bear, 
And makes them his peculiar care. 

3 Jesus, to thy protecting wing 
Our helpless little ones we bring ; 

Oli, grant them grace and strength, that 

they 
May find and keep the heavenward way. 



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Lord ! encouraged by thy grace, 
We bring our infant to thy throne ; 
Give it within thy heart a place, 
Let it be thine, and thine alone. 

2 Wash it from every stain of guilt, 
And let this child be sanctified ; 

Lord ! thou canst cleanse it, if thou wilt, 
And all its native evils hide. 

3 We ask not, for it, earthly bliss, 
Or earthly honors, wealth or fame ; 
The sum of our request is this — 
That it may love and fear thy name. 



46 



I Isa. 4-0 : //. Hyde. 

Dear Saviour, if these lambs should stray 
From thy secure enclosure's bound, 
And, hired by worldly joys away, 
Among the thoughtless crowd be found ; 

2 Remember still that they are thine, 
That thy dear sacred name they bear; 
Think that the seal of love divine, 
The sign of covenant grace they wear. 

3 In all their erring, sinful years, 
Oh ! let them ne'er forgotten be ; 
Remember all the prayers and tears 
Which made them consecrate to thee. 

4 And when these lips no more can pray, 
These eyes can weep for them no more, 
Turn thou their feet from folly's way ; 
The wanderers to thy fold restore, 






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How sweet the lily grows ; 
How sweet the breath, beneath the hill, 

Of Sharon's dewy rose ! 

2 Lo ! snch the child whose early feet 
The paths of peace have trod, 
Whose secret heart, with influence sweet, 
Is upward drawn to God. 

o By cool Siloam's shady rill 
The lily must decay ; 
The rose, that blooms beneath the hill, 
Must shortly fade away. 

4 And soon, too soon, the wintry hour 

Of nun's maturer aire 
Will shake the soul with sorrow's power, 
And stormy passion's rage. 

5 O thou who givest life and breath, 

We seek thy grace alone, 
In childhood, manhood, age, and death, 
To keep us still thine own. 



464 

See Israel's gentle Shepherd stand, 
With all-engaging charms; 

Hark ! how he calls the tender lambs, 
And folds them in his arms ! 

" Permit them to approach," he cries, 
" Xor scorn their humble name ; 

It was to bless such souls as these 
The Lord of angels came." 

We bring them, Lord, with fervent 
prayer, 

And yield them up to thee ; 
Joyful that we ourselves are thine, 

Thino let our offspring be ! 



463 



Sing Hebron. 

Come, Holy Spirit, from on high ; 

Baptizer of our spirits thou ! 
The sacramental seal apply, 

And witness with the water now. 

2 Exert thy energy divine, 

And sprinkle the atoning blood ; 
May Father, Son, and Spirit, join 

al this child, a child of God. 



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Gen. 17 7. Watts. 

How large the promise ! how divine 

To Abr'ham and his seed : 
"I'll be a God to thee and thine, 

Supplying all their need." 

The words of his extensive love 

From age to age endure : 
The Angel of the covenant proves, 

And seals the blessings sure. 

Jesus the ancient faith confirms, 
To our great fathers given ; 

He takes young children to his arms, 
And calls them heirs of heaven. 

Oil!' God! — how faithful arc his ways! 

Hi- love endures tie- Bame ; 
Xor from tin- promise «-f his grace 

Blots out the children's name. 



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'T was on that dark, that doleful night, 
When powers of earth and hell arose 
Against the Son of God's delight, 
And friends betrayed him to his foes. 

Before the mournful scene began, 
He took thebread,and blessed, and brake; 
What love through all his actions ran ! 
What wondrous words-of grace he spake ! 

" This is my body, broke for sin ; 
Receive and eat the living food :" 
Then took the cup, and blessed the wine ; 
" 'T is the new covenant in my blood." 

" Do this," he cried, " till time shall end, 
In memory of your dying Friend ; 
Meet at my table, and record 
The love of your departed Lord." 

Jesus, thy feast we celebrate ; 
We. show thy death, we sing thy name, 
Till thou return, and we shall cat 
The marriage supper of the Lamb. 

John O : 55. Mrs. Alexander. 

O Jesus, bruised and wounded more 
Than bursted grape, or bread of wheat, 
The Life of life within our souls, 
The cup of our salvation sweet! 

We come to show thy dying hour, 
Thy streaming vein, thy broken flesh;' 
And still that blood is warm to save, 
And still thy fragrant wounds are fresh. 



467 



O Heart, that with a double tide 
Of blood and water, maketh pure ! 
Flesh, once offered on the cross, 
The gift that makes our pardon sure ! 

Let nevermore our sinful souls 

The anguish of thy cross renew ; 

Nor forge again the cruel nails 

That pierced thy victim body through ! 

Come, Bread of heaven, to feed our souls, 
And with thee, Jesus enter in ! 
Come, Wine of God ! and as we drink, 
His precious blood wash out our sin ! 



468 



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Waits. 



At thy command, our dearest Lord, 
Here we attend thy dying feast ; 
Thy blood, like wine, adorns thy board, 
And thine own flesh feeds every guest. 

2 Our faith adores thy bleeding love, 
And trusts for life in One that died ; 
We hope for heavenly crowns above 
From a Redeemer crucified. 

3 Let the vain world pronounce it shame, 
And fling their scandals on the cause ; 
We come to boast our Saviour's name, 
And make our triumphs in his cross. 

4 With joy we tell the scoffing age, 
He that was dead has left his tomb ; 
He lives above their utmost rage, 
And we arc waiting till He come. 



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Where my Redeemer loved and died ! 
Her noblest life my spirit draws 
From his dear wounds, and bleeding side. 

2 I would forever speak his name 
In sounds to mortal ears unknown ; 
With angels join to praise the Lamb, 
And worship at his Father's throne. 



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470 

Lord, I am thine, entirely thine, 
Purchased and 'saved by blood divine ! 
With full consent thine I would be, 
And own thy sovereign right in me. 

2 Grant one poor sinner more a place, 
Among the children of thy grace ; 
A wretched sinner, lost to God, 
But ransomed by Im maimers blood. 

3 Thine would I live, thine would I die, 
Be thine through all eternity ; 

The vow is passed beyond repeal; 
Now will I set the solemn seal. 

\ Here at that cross where flows the blood 
That bought my guilty soul for God ; 
Thee, my new Master, now I call, 
And consecrate to thee my all. 

5 Do thou assist a feeble worm, 
The great engagement to perform ; 
Thy grace can full assistance lend, 
And on that grace I dare depend. 



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My gracious Lord, I own thy right 
To every service I can pay, 
And call it my supreme delight 
To hear thy dictates and obey. 

2 What is my being, but for thee, 
Its sure support, its noblest end ? 
Thine ever-smiling face to see, 

x\nd serve the cause of such a Friend. 

3 I would not breathe for worldly joy, 
Or to increase my worldly good ; 
Nor future days nor powers employ 
To spread a sounding name abroad. 

4 'T is to my Saviour I would live, 
To him who for my ransom died ; 
Nor could the bowers of Eden give 
Such bliss as blossoms at his side. 

5 His work my hoary age shall bless, 
AVhen youthful vigor is no more ; 
And my last hour of life confess 
His dying love, his saving power. 

4.72 / *W. / it 9, Anon. 

We pray thee, wounded Lamb of God, 
Cleanse us in thy atoning blood ; 
Grant us by faith to view thy cross, 
Then life or death is gain to us. 

2 Take our poor hearts, and let them be 
Forever closed to all but thee ; 
Seal thou our breasts, and let us wear 
That pledge of love forever there. 



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Oh, happy day that fixed my choice 
On thee, my Saviour, and my God ! 
Well may this glowing heart rejoice, 
And tell its raptures all abroad. 
Cho. Happy day, happy day, 

When Jesus washed my sins away ! 
He taught me how to watch and pray, 
And live rejoicing every day. 

2 Oh, happy bond that seals my vows 
To him who merits all my love ■! 
Let cheerful anthems fill his house, 
AVhile to that sacred shrinelmove. — Cho. 

3 'T is done, the great transaction's done ! 
I am my Lord's and he is mine.: 

He drew me, and I followed on, [Cho. 
Charmed to confess the voice divine. — 

4 Now, rest, my long-divided heart ! 
Fixed on this blissful centre, rest ; 
Here have I found a noble part, [Cho. 
Here heavenly pleasures fill my breast. — 

5 High heaven, that heard the solemn vow, 
That vow renewed shall daily hear ; 
Till in life's latest hour I bow, 

And bless in death a bond so dear. — Cho. 



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Sweet Saviour, bless us ere we go ; 

Thy word into our minds instil ; 

And make our lukewarm hearts to glow 

With lowly love and fervent will. 
Cho. Through the day, through the night, 
O gentle Jesus, be our Light. 
Thro' life's long day, and death's dark 
O gentle Jesus, be our Light, [night, 

2 The day is gone, its hours have run, 
And thou hast taken count of all, 
The scanty triumphs grace hath won, 
The broken vow, the frequent fall. — Cho. 

3 Do more than pardon ; give us joy, 
Sweet fear, and sober liberty, 
And simple hearts without alloy 
That only long to be like thee. — Cho. 

4 Labor is sweet, for thou hast toiled ; 
And care is light, for thou hast cared ; 
Ah ! never let our works be soiled 
With strife, or by deceit ensnared. — Cho. 

5 For all we love, the poor, the sad, 
The sinful, unto thee we call ; 
Oh, let thy mercy make ns glad : 
Thou art our Jesus, and our All. — Cho 






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IIow sweet and awful is the place, 
With Christ within the doors, 

While everlasting love displays 
The choicest of her stores ! 

2 While all our hearts, and all our songs, 

Join to admire the feast, 
Each of us cries, with thankful tongue, — 
" Lord, why was I a guest ?" 

3 " Why was I made to hear thy voice, 

And enter while there's room, 
When thousands make a wretched choice, 
And rather starve than come P' 

4 T was the same love that spread the feast, 

That sweetly drew us in ; 
Else we had still refused to taste, 
And perished in our sin. 

5 Pity the nations, O our God ! 

Constrain the earth to come ; 
Send thy victorious word abroad, 
And brino- the strangers home. 



476 



2 Chron. SO : 78. Anon. 

Prepare us, Lord, to view thy cross, 
Who all our griefs hast borne ; 

To look on thee, whom we have pierced, 
To look on thee, and mourn. 

2 While thus we mourn, we would rejoice, 
And, as thy cross we see, 
Let each exclaim in faith and hope — 
u The Saviour died for me !" 



4_77 John G: 31. 

Together with these symbols, Lord, 
Thy blessed self impart ; 

And let thy holy flesh and blood 
Feed the believing heart. 

2 Let us from all our sins be washed 

In thy atoning blood ; 
And let thy Spirit be the seal 
That we are born of God. 

3 Come, Holy Ghost, with Jesus' love, 

• Prepare us for this feast ; 
Oh ! let us banquet with our Lord, 
And lean upon his breast. 



Anon. 



478 



Noel. 



John 75 : /«?. 

If human kindness meets return, 
And owns the grateful tie ; 

If tender thoughts within us burn, 
To feel a friend is nigh ; — 

2 Oh, shall not warmer accents tell 

The gratitude we owe 
To him, who died our fears to quell — 
Who bore our guilt and woe t 

3 While yet in anguish he surveyed 

Those pangs he would not nee, 
What love his latest words displayed, — 
'• Meet and remember me !" 

4 Remember thee — thy death, thy shame, 

Our sinful hearts to share ! — 
memory ! leave no other name 
But his recorded there. 



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Rock of Ages, cleft for me ! 

Let me hide myself in thee ; 

Let the water and the blood, 

From thy wounded side that flowed, 

Be of sin the double cure ; 

Cleanse me from its guilt and power. 

2 Not the labor of my hands 
Can fulfill the law's demands ; 
Could my zeal no respite know, 
Could my tears- forever flow, 
All for sin could not atone, 
Thou must save, and thou alone. 

3 Nothing in my hand I bring, 
Simply to thy cross I cling ; 
Naked, come to thee for dress, 
Helpless, look to thee for grace ; 
Vile, I. to the fountain fly, 
Wash me, Saviour, or I die ! 

4 While I draw this fleeting breath, 
When my eyelids close in death, 
When I soar to worlds unknown, 
See thee on thy judgment-throne, 
Rock of Ages, cleft for me ! 

Let me hide myself in thee. 



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From the cross uplifted high, 
Where the Saviour deigns to die, , 
What melodious sounds we hear, 
Bursting on the ravished ear ! — 
"Love's redeeming work is done — 
Come and welcome, sinners, come ! 



" Sprinkled now with blood the throne — 
Why beneath thy burdens groan ? 
On my pierced body laid, 
Justice owns the ransom paid — 
Bow the knee, and kiss the Son — 
Come and welcome, sinner, come ! 

" Spread for thee, the festal board 
See with richest bounty stored ; 
To thy Father's bosom pressed, 
Thou shalt be a child confessed, 
Never from his house to roam ; 
Come and welcome, sinner, come ! 

" Soon the days of life shall end — 
Lo, I come — your Saviour, Friend ! 
Safe your spirit to convey 
To the realms of endless day, 
Up to my eternal home — 
Come and welcome, sinner, come P* 



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Ye who in these courts are found, 
Listening to the joyful sound, — 
Lost and helpless, as ye are, 
Sons of sorrow, sin, and care, — - 
Glorify the King of kings, 
Take the peace the gospel brings. 

Turn to Christ your longing eyes, 
View his bleeding sacrifice ; 
See in him your sins forgiven, 
Pardon, holiness, and heaven : 
Glorify the King of kings, 
Take the peace the gospel brings. 






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157 




A.0 2 Matt. 26 : 26. Conder. 

• Bread of heaven ! on thee we feed, 
For thy flesh is meat indeed: 
Ever let our souls be fed 

With this true and living bread ! 

2 Vine of heaven ! thy blood supplies 
This bh-st cup of sacrifice : 

Lord ! thy wounds our healing give, 
To thy cross we look and live. 

3 Day by day with strength supplied, 
Through the life of him who died : 
Lord of life ! oh, let us lie. 
Rooted, grafted, built on thee ! 



483 



/ Cor. 5 : 7. Campbell. 

At the Lamb's high feast we sing, 
Praise to our victorious King, 

Who hath washed us in the tide, 
Flowing from his wounded side. 

2 Where the Paschal blood is poured, 
Death's dark- angel sheathes his sword; 
Israel's hosts triumphant go 

Through tin; wave that drowns the foe. 

'•\ Christ, our Paschal Lamb, is slain, 
Holy victim, without stain ; 
Death and hell defeated lie, 
Heaven unfolds it- gates on high. 

4 Hymns of glory and of praise, 
Father, unto thee we raise : 
Risen Lord, all praise to thee, 
With the Spirit ever be. 



484 



John t7 ' : y* 



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Thine forever ! God of love, 
Hear us from thy throne above ! 
Thine forever may we be, 
Here, and in eternity ! 

Thine forever ! oh, how blest 
They who find in thee their rest ! 
Saviour, Guardian, heavenly Friend, 
Oh, defend us to the end ! 

Thine forever ! Saviour, keep 
These thy frail and trembling sheep; 
Safe alone beneath thy care, 
Let us all thy goodness share. 

Thine forever ! thou our Guide, — 
All our wants by thee supplied, — 
All our sins by thee forgiven, — 
Lead us, Lord, from earth to heaven ! 



485 



Isa. 53 



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JESUS, Master! hear me DOW, 
While I would renew my vow, 
And record thy dying love ; 
Hear, and help me from above. 

Feed me. Saviour, with this bread, 

Broken in thy body's stead ; 

Cheer nay spirit with this wine. 
Streaming like that blood of thine. 

And as now 1 eat and drink, 
Let me truly, sweetly think, 
Thou didst hang upon the tree, 
Broken, bleeding, there — for me ! 



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Take my heart, O Father ! take it ; 

Mako and keep it all thine own ; 
Let thy Spirit melt and break it — 

This proud heart of sin and stone. 

2 Father, make me pure and lowly, 

Fond of peace and far from strife ; 
Turning from the paths unholy 
Of this vain and sinful life. 

3 Ever let thy grace surround me ; 

Strengthen me with power divine, 
Till thy cords of love have bound me : 
Make me to be wholly thine. 

4 May the blood of Jesus heal me, 

And my sins be all forgiven ; 
Holy Spirit, take and seal me, 
Guide me in the path to heaven. 

4-8 7 Matt. 27 : 36. Shirley 

Sweet the moments, rich in blessing, 
Which before the cross we spend ; 

Life, and health, and peace possessing, 
From the sinner's dying Friend. 

2 Truly blessed is this station, 

Low before his cross to lie, 
While we see divine compassion, 
Beaming in his gracious eye. 

3 Love and grief our hearts dividing, 

With our tears his feet we bathe ; 
Constant still, in faith abiding, 
Life deriving from his death. 



4 For thy sorrows we adore thee, 

For the pains that wrought our peace, 
Gracious Saviour ! we implore thee 
In our souls thy love increase. 

5 Here we feel our sins forgiven, 

While upon the Lamb we gaze ; 
And our thoughts are all of heaven, 
And our lips o'erflow with praise. 

6 Still in ceaseless contemplation, 

Fix our hearts and eyes on thee. 
Till we taste thy full salvation, 
And, unvailed, thy glories see. 



488 



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Jesus calls us, o'er the tumult 
Of our life's wild, restless sea ; 

Day by day his sweet voice soundeth, 
Saying, Christian, follow me ! 

2 Jesus calls us — from the worship 

Of the vain world's golden store ; 

From each idol that would keep us, — 

Saying, Christian, love me more ! 

3 In our joys and in our sorrows, 

Days of toil and hours of ease, 
Still he calls, in cares and pleasures, 
Christian, love me more than these ! 

4 Jesus calls us ! by thy mercies, 

Saviour, may we hear thy call ; 

Give our hearts to thy obedience, 

Serve and love thee best of all ! 



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Jesus, who on Calvary's mountain 
Poured thy precious blood for me, 

Wash me in its flowing fountain, 
That my soul may spotless be. 

2 I have sinned, but oh, restore me ! 
For unless thou smile on me, 
Dark is all the world before me, 
Darker yet eternity. 

8 In thy word I hear thee saying, 
Come and I will give you rest ; 
Now the gracious call obeying, 
See, I hasten to thy breast. 

4 Grant, oh, grant thy Spirit's teaching, 
That I may not go astray, 
Till the gate of heaven reaching, 
Earth and sin are passed away. 



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490 

Jesus spreads his banner o'er us, 
Cheers our famished souls with food 

He the banquet spreads before us, 
Of his mystic flesh and blood. 

2 Precious banquet ; bread of heaven ; 

Wine of gladness, flowing free ; 
May we taste it, kindly given, 
In remembrance, Lord, of thee ! 

3 In thy trial, and rejection ; 

In thy sufferings on the tree ; 
In thy glorious resurrection ; 
Mav we, Lord, remember thee. 



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While in sweet communion feeding 
On this earthly bread and wine, 

Saviour, may we see thee bleeding 
On the cross, to make us thine. 

2 Though unseen, now be thou near us, 

With the still small voice of love ; 
Whispering words of peace to cheer us — 
Every doubt and fear remove. 

3 Bring before us all the story, 

Of thy life, and. death of woe ; 
And, with hopes of endless glory, 
Wean our hearts from all below. 

4-Q 2 Eph. 2 : 2f. Anon. 

From the table now retiring, 

Which for us the Lord hath spread, 

May our souls, refreshment finding, 
Grow in all things like our Head ! 

2 His example while beholding, 

May our lives his image bear ; 
Him our Lord and Master calling, 
His commands may we revere. 

3 Love to God and man displaying, 

Walking steadfast in his way, 
Joy attend us in believing, 

Peace from God, through endless day. 

4 Praise and honor to the Father, 

Praise and honor to the Son, 
Praise and honor to the Spirit, 
Ever Three and ever One. 



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O sacred Head, now wounded, 

With grief and shame weighed down, 
Now scornfully surrounded 

With thorns, thine only crown ; 
O sacred Head, what glory, 

What bliss, till now was thine ! 
Yet, though despised and gory, 

I joy to call thee mine. 

What thou, my Lord, hast suffered 

Was all for sinners' gain : 
Mine, mine was the transgression, 

But thine the deadly pain : 
Lo, here I fall, my Saviour ! 

'T is I deserve thy place ; 
Look on me with thy favor, 

Vouchsafe to me thy grace. 

The joy can ne'er be spoken, 

Above all joys beside, 
When in thy body broken 

I thus with safety hide : 
My Lord of life, desiring 

Thy glory now to see, 
Beside thy cross expiring, 

I 'd breathe my soul to thee. 



What language shall I borrow, 

To praise thee, heavenly Friend : 
For this, thy dying sorrow, 

Thy pity without end ? 
Lord, make me thine forever, 

Nor let me faithless prove : 
Oh ! let me never, never, 

Abuse such dying love. 

Forbid that I should leave thee ; 

Jesus, leave not me ! 
By faith I would receive thee ; 

Thy blood can make me free ! 
When strength and comfort languish, 

And I must hence depart, 
Release me then from anguish, 

By thine own wounded heart. 



6 Be near when I am dying, 

Oh ! show thy cross to me ! 
And for my succor flying, 

Come, Lord, to set me free ! 
These eyes, new faith receiving, 

From Jesus shall not move ; 
For he who dies believing, 

Dies safely — through thy love. 




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Thou gavest me, 
Nor should I aught withhold, 

Dear Lord, from thee; 
In love my soul would bow, 
My heart fulfill its vow, 
Some offering bring thee now, 

Something for thee. 

At the blest mercy-seat, 

Pleading for me, 
My feeble faith looks up, 

Jesus, to thee : 
Help me the cross to bear, 
Thy wondrous love declare, 
Some song to raise, or prayer, 

Something for thee. 

Give me a faithful- heart — 

Likeness to thee — 
That each departing day 

Henceforth may - 
Some work of love begun, 
Some deed of kindness done, 
Some wanderer Bought and won, 

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Saviour! thy gentle voice 

Gladly we hear; 
Author of all our joys, 

Ever 1"' near ; 
Our souls w.»uld cling to thee, 
Let na thy fullness 

Our life to ch< 

2 Though to our faith unseen, 
While darkness reigns, 



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While life remains ; 
By thy free grace restore, 
Our souls shall bless the Lord 

In joyful strains ! 



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More love to thee, Christ ! 

More love to thee ! 
Hear thou the prayer I make, 

On bended knee ; 
This is my earnest plea, — 
More love, Christ! to thee, 

More love to thee ! 

Once earthly joy I craved, 
Sought peace and rest; 

Now thee alone I seek, 
Give what is best: 

This all my prayer shall be, — 

More love, Christ, to thee, 
More love to thee ! 

Let soitow do its work, 
Send grief and pain ; 

Sweet are thy messengers, 
Sweet their refrain, 

When they can sing with me,- 

More love, < Shrist, to thee, 
More love to thee ! 

Then shall my latest breath 

Whisper thy praise ; 
This be the parting cry 

My heart shall raise, — 
This still its prayer Bhall be, — 
More love, O < Ihrist ! to thee, 

More love to thee ! 



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Come, thou Fount of every blessing, 

Tune my heart to sing thy grace ; 
Streams of mercy, never ceasing, 

Call for songs of loudest praise ; 
Teach me some melodious sonnet, 

Sung by naming tongues above ; 
Praise the mount — I 'm fixed upon it !— 

Mount of thy redeeming love. 

2 Here I 'll raise mine Eben-ezer ; 

Hither by thy help I 'm come ; 
And I hope, by thy good pleasure, 

Safely to arrive at home. 
Jesus sought me when a stranger, 

Wandering from the fold of God ; 
He, to rescue me from danger, 

Interposed his precious blood. 

3 Oh, to grace how great a debtor 

Daily I 'm constrained to be ! 
Let thy goodness, like a fetter, 

Bind my wandering heart to thee ; 
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it ; 

Prone to leave the God I love ; 
Here's my heart; oh, take and seal it; 

Seal it for thy courts above. 



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When I view my Saviour bleeding, 
For my sins, upon the tree ; 

Oh, how wondrous! — how exceeding 
Great his love appears to me ! 



Floods of deep distress and anguish, 
To impede his labors, came ; 

Yet they all could not extinguish 
Love's eternal, burning flame. 

2 Now redemption is completed, 

Full salvation is procured ; 
Death and Satan are defeated, 

By the sufferings he endured. 
Now the gracious Mediator 

Risen to the courts of bliss, 
Claims for me, a sinful creature, 

Pardon, righteousness, and peace ! 

3 Sure such infinite affection 

Lays the highest claims to mine ; 
All my powers, without exception, 

Should in fervent praises join. 
Jesus, fit me for thy service ; 

Form me for thyself alone; 
I am thy most costly purchase, — 

Take possession of thine own. 

4~99 / Cor. .5: 7. Bakewell, 

Paschal Lamb, by God appointed, 

All our sins on thee were laid ; 
By almighty love anointed, 

Thou hast full atonement made ; 
All thy people arc forgiven, 

Through the virtue of thy blood ; 
Opened is the gate of heaven ; 

Peace is made 'twixt man and God. 



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O thou who hast died to redeem us from 

hell, 
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ness to tell ; 
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have blessed, 
Still speak of thy death, our Atonement 

and Priest. 
2 We drink of the wine, remembering thy 

blood 
Once shed to redeem all the chosen of 

God- 
On, come the blest day, when to us 

"t will be given, 
To drink of it new in the kingdom of 

heaven ! 

C O I John /4 .• /$. Ray Palmer. 

Come, Jesus, Redeemer, abide thou with 

me ; 
Come, gladden my spirit that waiteth for 

tin 

Thy smile every shadow shall chase from 

my heart, 
And soothe every sorrow though keen 
be the smart. 
2 Without thee but weakness, with thee 
I am strong ; 
By day thou shalt lead mc, by night be 
my song ; 



Though dangers surround me, I still 

every fear, 
Since thou, the Most Mighty, my Helper, 

art near. 

3 Thy love, oh, how faithful ! so tender, 

so pure ! 

Thy promise, faith's anchor, how stead- 
fast and sure ! 

That love, like sweet sunshine, my cold 
heart can warm, 

That promise make steady my soul in 
the storm. 

4 Breathe, breathe on my spirit, oft ruffled, 

thy peace : 
From restless, vain wishes, bid thou my 

heart cease ; 
In thee all its longings henceforward 

shall end, 
Till, glad, to thy presence my soul shall 

ascend. 

5 Oh, then, blessed Jesus, who once for 

me died, 
Made clean in the fountain that gushed 

from thy side, 
I shall Bee thy full glory, thy face .shall 

behold, 

And praise thee with raptures forever 
untold ! 



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Dear Saviour ! wo are thine, 

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Our hearts, our souls, we would resign 

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2 To thee we still would cleave 

With ever-growing zeal ;- , 
If millions tempt us Christ to leave, 
Oh, let them ne'er prevail ! 

3 Thy Spirit shall unite 

Our souls to thee, our Head ; 
Shall form in us thine image bright, 
And teach, thy paths to tread. 

4 Death may our souls divide 

From these abodes of clay ; 
But love, shall keep us near thy side, 
Through all the gloomy way. 

5 Since Christ and we arc one, 

Why should we doubt or fear? 
If he in heaven has fixed his throne, 
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A parting hymn we sing, 
Around thy table, Lord; 

Again OUT grateful tribute bring 
Our solemn vows record. 

2 Here have we seen thy face, 
And felt thy presence here, 
So may the savor of thy grace 
In word and life appear. 



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3 The purchase of thy blood — 

By sin no longer led — 
The path our dear Redeemer trod 
May we rejoicing tread. 

4 In self-forgetting love 

Be our communion shown, 
Until we join the church above, 
And know as we are known. 



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Not all the blood of beasts, 

On Jewish altars slain, 
Could give the guilty conscience peace, 

Or wash away the stain. 

2 But Christ, the heavenly Lamb, 

Takes all our sins away — 
A sacrifice of nobler name, 
And richer blood than they. 

3 My faith would lay her hand 

On that dear head of thine, 
While like a penitent I stand, 
And there confess my sin. 

4 My soul looks back to see 

The burdens thou didst bear 
When hanging on the cursed tree, 
And hopes her guilt was there. 

5 Believing, we rejoice 

To see the curse remove ; 
We bless the Lamb with cheerful voice, 
And sing his bleeding love. 



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The theme most transporting to seraphs 

above ; [love ! 

The triumph of sorrow, — the triumph of 

►me, saints, and adore him ; come, bow 

at his feet : [is meet : 

Oh, give him the glory, the praise that 
Let joyful hosannas unceasing arise, 
And join the full chorus that gladdens 

the skies ! 



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Anon. 



O eves that are weary, and hearts that 

are sore ! 
Look off unto Jesus,now sorrow no more ! 
The light of his countenance shineth so 

bright, [night. 

That here, as in heaven, there need be no 

2 While looking to Jesus, my heart cannot 

fear ; 



I tremble no more when I see Jesus near : 
I know that his presence my safeguard 

will be, [unto me. 

For, " Why are you troubled !" he saith 

3 Still looking to Jesus, oh, may I be found, 

When Jordan's dark waters encompass 

me round : 
They bear me away in his presence to be : 
I see him still nearer whom always 1 sec. 

C07 JYutn.7&:78. S ocker. 

Thy mercy, my God, is the theme of 
my song, [my tongue ; 

The joy of my heart, and the boast of 

Thy free grace alone, from the first to 
the last, [soul fast 

Hath won my affections, and bound my 

2 Great Father of mercies ! thy goodness 

I own, [Son : 

And the covenant love of thy crucified 

All praise to the Spirit, whose whisper 

divine [ness mine ! 

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Though now the nations sit beneath 
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God will arise with light divine, 
On Zion's holy towers to shine. 

2 That light shall shine on distant lands, 
And wandering tribes, in joyful bands, 
Shall come thy glory, Lord, to see, 
And in thy courts to worship thee. 

3 O light of Zion, now arise ! 

Let the glad morning bless our eyes ! 
Ye nations, catch the kindling ray, 
And hail the splendors of the day. 

COQ &I.79, Watts. 

Great God, whose universal sway 
The known and unknown worlds obey, 
Now give the kingdom to thy Son, 
Extend his power, exalt his throne. 

2 Thy sceptre well becomes his hands, 
All heaven submits to his commands ; 
His justice shall avenge the poor, 
And pride and rage prevail no more. 

3 With power he vindicates the just, 
And treads the oppressor in the dust ; - 
His worship and his fear shall last, 
Till hours, and years, and time be past. 

4 The heathen lands that lie beneath 
The shades of overspreading death, 



Revive at his first dawning light, 
And deserts blossom at the sight. 

5 The saints shall flourish in his days, 
Dressed in the robes of joy and praise ; 
Peace, like a river from his throne, 
Shall flow to nations yet unknown. 



Mark 6 : 31. 



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Look from thy sphere of endless day, 
O God of mercy and of might ! 
In pity look on those who stray, 
Benighted, in this land of light. 

2 In peopled vale, in lonely glen, 

In crowded mart, by stream or sea, 

How many of the sons of men 

Hear not the message sent from thee ! 

3 Send forth thy heralds, Lord, to call 
The thoughtless young, the hardened old, 
A scattered, homeless flock, till all 

Be gathered to thy peaceful fold. 

4 Send them thy mighty word to speak, 
Till faith shall dawn, and doubt depart, 
To awe the bold, to stay the weak, 
And bind and heal the broken heart. 

5 Then all these wastes, a drear} r scene, 
That make us sadden as Ave gaze, 
Shall grow with living waters green, 
And lift to heaven the voice of praise. 



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God is the refuge of his saints, 
When storms of sharp distress invade ; 
Ere we can offer our complaints, 
Behold him present with his aid. 

2 Let mountains from their seats he hurled 
Down to the deep, and buried there, 
Convulsions shake the solid world — 
Our faith shall never yield to fear. 

3 Loud may the troubled ocean roar ; 
In sacred peace our souls abide ; 
While every nation, every shore, 
Trembles, and dreads the swelling tide. 

4 There is a stream whose gentle flow 
Supplies the city of our God, 

Life, love, and joy, still gliding through, 
And watering our divine abode. 

5 That sacred stream, thine holy word, 
Our grief allays, our fear controls ; 
Sweet peace thy promises afford, 

And give new strength to fainting souls. 

6 Zion enjoys her Monarch's love, 
Secure against a threatening hour ; 

can her firm foundation move, 
Built on his truth, and armed with power. 

CI 2 I*a.5f:S. Mrs. Yoke. 

Behold the expected time draw near, 
The shades disperse, the dawn appear! 
Behold the wilderness assnme 
The beauteous tints of Eden's bloom ! 



2 Events with prophecies conspire, 
To raise our faith, our zeal to fire : 
The ripening fields, already white, 
Present a harvest to the sight. 

3 The untaught heathen waits to know 
The joy the gospel will bestow ; 
The exiled captive, to receive 

The freedom Jesus has to give. 

4 Come, let us, with a grateful heart, 
In this blest labor share a part ; 

Our prayers and offerings gladly bring, 
To aid the triumphs of our King. 



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O Spirit of the living God, 
In all thy plenitude of grace, 
Where'er the foot of man hath trod, 
Descend on our apostate race. 

2 Give tongues of fire, and hearts of love, 
To preach the reconciling word ; 

dive power and unction from above, 
Where'er the joyful sound is heard. 

3 Be darkness, at thy coming, light; 
Confusion — order, in thy path; 

Souls without strength, inspire with 

might ; 
Bid mercy triumph over wrath. 

4 Baptize the nations, far and nigh; 

The triumphs of the cross record ; 

The name of .Jons glorify, 

Till every kindred call him Lord. 



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Soon may the last glad song arise 
Through all the millions of the skies — 
That song of triumph which records 
That all the earth is now the Lord's ! 

2 Let thrones and powers and kingdoms be 
Obedient, mighty God, to thee ! 

And, over land and stream and main, 
Wave thou the sceptre of thy reign ! 

3 Oh, let that glorious anthem swell, 
Let host to host the triumph tell, 
That not one rebel heart remains, 
But over all the Saviour reigns ! 

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Marked as the purpose of the skies, 
This promise meets our anxious eyes, 
That heathen lands the Lord shall know, 
And warm with faith each bosom glow. 

2 Ev'n now the hallowed scenes appear ; 
Ev'n now unfolds the promised year; 
Lo ! distant shores thy heralds trace, 
And bear the tidings of thy grace. 

3 'Mid burning climes and frozen plains, 
Where pagan darkness brooding reigns, 
Lord! markthcir steps, tlieir fears subdue, 
And nerve their arm, and clear their view. 

4 When, worn by toil, their spirits fail, 
Bid them the glorious future hail ; 
Bid them the crown of life survey. 
And onward urge their conquering way. 



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Triumphant Zion, lift thy head 
From dust, and darkness, and the dead ; 
Though humbled long, awake at length, 
Andgird thee withthy Saviour's strength. 

2 Put all thy beauteous garments on, 
And let thy various charms be known : 
The world thy glories shall confess, 
Decked in the robes of righteousness. 

3 No more shall foes unclean invade, 
And fill thy hallowed walls with dread ; 
No more shall hell's insulting host 
Their victory and thy sorrows boast. 

4 God, from on high, thy groans will hear ; 
His hand thy ruins shall repair; 

Nor will thy watchful monarch cease 
To guard thee in eternal peace. 



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515 

Sovereign of worlds ! display thy power; 
Be this thy Zion's favored hour; 
Bid the bright morning Star arise, 
And point the nations to the skies. 

2 Set up thy throne where Satan reigns, — 
On Afric's shore, on India's plains, 

On wilds and continents unknown, — 
And make the nations all thine own. , - 

3 Speak! and the world shall hearthy voice; 
Speak ! and the desert shall rejoice ; 
Scatter the gloom pf heathen night, 
And bid all nations hail the light. 



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\ e Christian heralds ! go, proclaim 
Salvation through Immanuel's name ; 
To distant climes the tidings hear, 
And plant the Rose of Sharon there. 

2 He'll shield yon with a wall of fire, 
With flaming zeal your breast inspire, 
Bid raging winds their fury cease, 
And hush the tempest into peace. 

3 And when our labors all are o'er, 
Then we shall meet to part no more, — 
Meet with the blood-bought throng, to fall, 
And crown our Jesus — Lord of all ! 

519 1)(ln ' ? •" 27 ' COLLYER. 

Assembled at thy great command, 
Before thy face, dread King, we stand ; 

The voice that marshaled every star, 
Has called thy people from afar. 

2 We meet, through distant lands to spread 
The truth for which the martyrs bled ; 
Along the line, to either pole, 

The thun !er of thy praise to rolL 

3 Our pray . accept our praise, 
Our hopes revive, our courage raise : 
Our counsels aid, to each impart 
The Bingle eye, the faithful heart. 

4 Forth with thy chosen heralds come, 

til the wandering spirit- home : 
From Zion'fl mount Bend forth the sound. 
T 1 spread the spacious earth around. 



5 2 O Mml. 4 .' 2. Anon. 

Sun of righteousness, arise, 
With gentle beams on Zion shine ; 
Dispel the darkness from our eyes. 
And souls awake to life divine. 

2 On all around, let grace descend, 

Like heavenly dew, or copious showers; 
That we may call our God our friend ; 
That we may hail salvation ours. 

521 &*. 72. Watts. 

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun 
Does his successive journeys run ; 

1 lis kingdom stretch from shore to shore, 
Till moons shall wax and wane no more, 

2 For him shall endless prayer be made. 
And praises throng to crown his head: 
His name, like sweet perfume, shall rise 
With every morning sacrifice. 

3 People and realms of every tongue 
Dwell on his love with Bweetest song; 
And infant voices shall proclaim 
Their early blessings on his name. 

4 Blessings abound where'er lie reigns, 
The prisoner leaps to loose his chains; 
The weary find eternal rest, 

And all the sons of want are blest 

5 Let every creature rise, and bring 
1 '■ -Miliar honors to our King : 
Angela descend with songs again, 

And earth repeat the long amen. 



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O Lord, thy work revive, 

In Zion's gloomy hour, 
And make her dying graces live 

By thy restoring power. 

2 Awake thy chosen few 

To fervent, earnest prayer ; 
Again may they their vows renew, 
Thy blessed presence share. 

3 Thy Spirit then will speak 

Through lips of feeble clay, 
And hearts of adamant will break, 
And rebels will obey. 

4 Lord, lend thy gracious ear 

Oh, listen to our cry ; 
Oh, come and bring salvation here : 
Our hopes on thee rely. 

C23 Zam.l : L. 

Oh, for the happy hour 

When God will hear our cry, 

And send, with a reviving power, 
His Spirit from on high. 

2 We meet, we sing, we pray, 
We listen to the word, 
In vain ; — we see no cheering ray, 
No cheering voice is heard. 

13 While many crowd thy house, 
How few, around thy board, 
Meet to recount their solemn vows, 
And bless thee as their Lord ! 



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4 Thou, thou alone canst give 

Thy gospel sure success ; 
Canst bid the dying sinner live 
Anew in holiness. 

5 Come, then, with power divine, 

Spirit of life and love ! 
Then shall this people all be thine, 
This church like that above. 



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Come, Lord, and tarry not ! 

Bring the long-looked-for day ; 
Oh, why these years of waiting here, 

These ages of delay % 

2 Come, for thy saints still wait ; 
Daily ascends their sigh ; 
The Spirit and the Bride say, Come ! 
Dost thou not hear the cry ? 

i 3 Come, for creation groans, 
Impatient of thy stay, 
Worn out with these long years of ill, 
These ages of delay. 

4 Come, and make all things new, 

Build up this ruined earth, 
Restore our faded paradise, — 
Creation's second birth. 

5 Come and begin thy reign 

Of everlasting peace ; 
Come, take the^kingdom to thyself, 
Great King of Righteousness ! 



PROGRESS AND MISSIONS 
LUTHER. S. M. 



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O thou whom we adore ! 

To bless our earth again, 
Assume thine own almighty power, 

And o'er the nations reign. 

2 The world's Desire and Hope, 

All power to thee is given; 
Now set the last great empire up, 
Eternal Lord of heaven ! 

3 A gracious Saviour, thou 

AVilt all thy creatures bless ; 
And every knee to thee shall bow, 
And every tongue confess. 

4 According to thy word, 

Now be thy grace revealed ; 
And with the knowledge of the Lord, 
Let all the earth be tilled. 

$ 2 6 Isa. 00 : 2. Wardlaw. 

O Lord our God ! arise ; 

The cause of truth maintain ; 
And wide o'er all the peopled world 

Extend her blessed reign. 

2 Thou Prince of life ! arise, 

\<>r let thy glory cease ; 
Far spread the conquests of thy grace, 
And bless the earth with peace. 

3 Thou II<>lv (ihost ! arise, 

Extend thy healing wing. 
And, o'er a dark and mined world, 
Let light and order spring. 



4 All on the earth ! arise, 

To God the Saviour sing ; 
From shore to shore, from earth to heaven, 
Let echoing anthems ring. 

527 JVum. /&: 2f. Anon. 

O God of sovereign grace, 
We bow before thy throne, 

And plead, for all the human race, 
The merits of thy Son. 

2 Spread through the earth, O Lord, 
The knowledge of thy ways ; 
And let all lands with joy record 
The great Redeemer's praise. 

C 2 8 Matt. O : 10. Johns. 

Come, kingdom of our God, 

Sweet reign of light and love ! 
Shed peace, and hope, and joy abroad, 

And wisdom from above. 

2 Over our spirits first 

Extend thy healing reign ; 
There raise and quench the sacred thirst. 
That never pains again. 

3 Come, kingdom of our God ! 

And make the broad earth thine; 
Stretch o'er her lands and isles the rod 
That flowers with grace divine. 

4 Soon may all tribes be blest 

With fruit from life's glad tree ; 
And in its shade like brothers rest, 
Ofl of one family. 



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They call us to deliver 

Their land from error's chain. 

2 What though the spicy breezes 

Blow soft o'er Ceylon's isle ; 
Though every prospect pleases, 

And only man is vile ; 
In vain with lavish kindness 

The gifts of God are strown; 
The heathen, in his blindness, 

Bows down to wood and stone ! 

3 Shall we, whose souls are lighted 

With wisdom from on high, — 
Shall we, to men benighted, 

The lamp of life deny ? 
Salvation, oh, salvation ! 

The joyful sound proclaim, 
Till earth's remotest nation 

Has learned Messiah's name. 



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4 Waft, waft, ye winds, his story, 

And you, ye waters, roll, 
Till, like a sea of glory, 

It spreads from pole to pole ; 
Till o'er our ransomed nature 

The Lamb for sinners slain, 
Redeemer, King, Creator, 

In bliss returns to reign ! 



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Now be the gospel banner, 

In every land, unfurled ; 
And be the shout, — " Hosanna !" 

Re-echoed through the world ; 
Till every isle and nation, 

Till every tribe and tongue, 
Receive the great salvation, 

And join the happy throng. 

Yes,— thou shalt reign forever, 

O Jesus, King of kings ! 
Thy light, thy love, thy favor, 

Each ransomed captive sings : 
The isles for thee are waiting, 

The deserts learn thy praise, 
The hills and valleys greeting, 

The song responsive raise. 



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The darkness disappears ; 
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To penitential tears ; 
Each breeze that sweeps the ocean 

Brings tidings from afar, 
Of nations in commotion, 

Prepared for Zion's war. 

2 See heathen nations bending 

Before the God we love, 
And thousand hearts ascending 

In gratitude above ; 
While sinners, now confessing, 

The gospel call obey, 
And seek the Saviour's blessing, — 

A nation in a day. 

3 Blest river of salvation ! 

Pursue thine onward way ; 
Flow thou to every nation, 

Nor in thy richness stay : 
Stay not till all the lowly 

Triumphant reach their home : 
Stay not till all the holy 

Proclaim — " The Lord is come ! ' 



53 2 



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IIail to the Lord's Anointed, 
Great David's greater Son ! 



Hail in the time appointed, 
His reign on earth begun ! 

He comes to break oppression, 
To set the captive free, 

To take away transgression, 
And rule in equity. 

He comes with succor speedy, 

To those who suffer wrong ; 
To help the poor and needy, 

And bid the weak be strong; 
To give them songs for sighing, 

Their darkness turn to light, 
Whose souls condemned and dying, 

Were precious in his sight. 

He shall come down, like showers 

Upon the fruitful earth, 
And love, and joy, like flowers, 

Spring in his path to birth : 
Before him on the mountains, 

Shall peace, the herald, go : 
And righteousness, in fountains, 

From hill to valley flow. 

For him shall prayer unceasing 

And daily vows ascend ; 
His kingdom still increasing, — 

A kingdom without end : 
The tide of time shall never 

His covenant remove ; 
nis name shall stand forever, — 

That name to us is — Love. 



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Saviour, visit thy plantation ! 

Grant us, Lord, a gracious rain : 
All will come to desolation, 

Unless thou return again. 
Keep no longer at a distance, 

Shine upon us from on high, 
Lest, for want of thine assistance, 

Every plant should droop and die. 

2 Once, .0 Lord, thy garden flourished ; 

Every part looked gay and green ; 
Then thy word our spirits nourished : 

Happy seasons we have seen. 
But a drought has since succeeded, 

And a sad decline we see: 
Lord, thy help is greatly needed : 

Help can only come from thee. 

3 Let our mutual love be fervent : 

Make us prevalent in prayer ; 
Let each one esteemed thy servant 

Shun the world's bewitching snare. 
Break the tempter's fatal power, 

Turn the stony heart to flesh, 
And begin from this good hour 

To revive thy work afresh. 



Z7A. Ts.87. Newton. 

Glorious things of thee are spoken, 

Zion ! city of our God ! 
He whose word cannot be broken, 

Formed thee for his own abode : 
On the Rock of Ages founded — 

What can shake thy sure repose ? 
With salvation's walls surrounded, 

Thou may'st smile at all thy foes. 

2 See, the streams of living waters, 

Springing from eternal love, 
Well supply thy sons and daughters, 

And all fear of want remove : 
Who can faint, while such a river 

Ever flows their thirst t' assuage ? 
Grace, which, like the Lord, the giver, 

Never fails from age to age. 

3 Round each habitation hovering, 

See the cloud and fire appear ! 
For a glory and a covering, 

Showing that the Lord is near : 
He who gives them daily manna, 

He who listens when they cry, — 
Let him hear the loud hosanna, 

Rising to his throne on high. 




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535 

Light of those whose dreary dwelling 

Borders on the shades of death ! 
Rise on us, thy love revealing, 

Dissipate the clouds beneath : 
Thou of heaven and earth Creator, 

In our deepest darkness rise, — 
Scattering all the night of nature, 

Pouring day upon our eyes. 

2 Still we wait for thine appearing ; 

Life and joy thy beams impart, 
Chasing all our fears, and cheering 

Every poor benighted heart : 
Come and manifest thy favor 

To the ransomed, helpless race ; 
Come, thou glorious God and Saviour! 

Come, and bring the gospel grace. 

3 Save us, in thy great compassion, 

O thou mild, pacific Prince ! 
Give the knowledge of salvation, 

(jive the pardon of our sins; 
By thine all-sufficient merit, 

Every burdened soul release ; 
ry weary, wandering spirit, 

Guide into thy perfect peace. 



536 



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ZlOlf, dreary and in anguish, 

'Mid the desert hast thou strayed ! 

Oh, thou wean-, cease to languish ; 
Jesus shall lift up thy head. 



Still lamenting and bemoaning, 
'Mid thy follies and thy woes ! 

Soon repenting and returning, 
All thy solitude shall close. 

Though benighted and forsaken, 

Though afflicted and distressed ; 
His almighty arm shall waken ; 

Zion's King shall give thee rest : 
Cease thy sadness, unbelieving; 

Soon his glory shalt thou see ! 
Joy and gladness, and thanksgiving, 

And the voice of melodv ! 



537 



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C. Wesley. 



Come, thou long-expected Jesus, 

Born to set thy people free ; 
From our fears and sins release us, 

Let us find our rest in thee : 
Israel's Strength and Consolation, 

Hope of all the saints thou art; 
Dear Desire of every nation, 

Joy of every longing heart. 

Born, thy people to deliver ; 

Born a child, and yet a King ; 
Born to reign in us forever, 

Now thy precious kingdom bring: 
By thine own eternal Spirit, 

Rule in all our hearts alone ; 
By thine all-sufficient merit, 

liaise us to thy glorious throne. 



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Wake the song of jubilee, 
Let it echo o'er the sea ! 
Now is come the promised hour ; 
Jesus reigns with glorious power ! 

2 All ye nations, join and sing, 

Praise your Saviour, praise your King ; 
Let it sound from shore to shore — 
" Jesus reigns forevermore !" 

3 Hark ! the desert lands rejoice ; 
And the islands join their voice ; 
Joy ! the whole creation sings, — 
" Jesus is the King of kings !" 



vlcts 2 : 76. 



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539 

Fount of everlasting love ! 

Rich thy streams of mercy are, 
Flowing purely from above ; 

Beauty marks their course afar. 

2 Lo ! thy church, athirst and faint, 

Drinks the full, refreshing tide ; 
Thou hast heard her sad complaint, 
Floods of grace are sweeping wide ! 

3 God of mercy, to thy throne 

Now our fervent thanks we bring ; 
Thine the glory, thine alone, 
Joyous praise to thee we sing. 

4 While we lift our grateful song, 

Let thy Spirit still descend ; 
Roll the tide of grace along, 

Widening, deepening, to the end ! 



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Sons of men, behold from far, 
Hail the long-expected Star ! 
Star of truth that gilds the night, 
Guides bewildered men aright. 

2 Nations all, remote and near, 
Haste, to see your Lord appear ; 
Haste, for him your hearts prepare, 
Meet him manifested there ! 

3 There behold the Day-spring rise, 
Pouring light on mortal eyes ; 
See it chase the shades away, 
Shining to the perfect day ! 

C A I / Kings fS : £4- • C. Wesley. 

Saw ye not the cloud arise, 

Little as the human hand ? 
Now it spreads along the skies, 

Hangs o'er all the thirsty land. 

2 Lo, the promise of a shower 

Drops already from above ; 
But the Lord will shortly pour 
All the blessings of his love. 

3 More and more it spreads and grows, 

Ever mighty to prevail ; 
Sin's strongholds it now o'erthrows, 
Shakes the trembling gates of helL 

4 Sons of God ! your Saviour praise ; 

He the door hath opened wide ; 
He hath given the word of grace ; 
Jesus' word is glorified ! 






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Ox the mountain's top appearing, 
Lo ! the sacred herald stands, 

Welcome news to Zion bearing — 
Zion, long in hostile lands : 

Mourning captive ! 
God himself shall loose thy bands. 

2 Has thy night been long and mournful ? 

Have thy friends unfaithful proved ? 
Have thy foes been proud and scornful, 
By thy sighs and tears unmoved ? 

Cease thy mourning ; 
Zion still is well beloved. 

3 God, thy God, will now restore thee ; 

He himself appears thy Friend ; 
All thy foes shall flee before thee ; 
Here their boasts and triumphs end : 

Great deliverance 
Zion's King will surely send. 

4 Peace and joy shall now attend thee ; 

All thy warfare now is past ; 
God thy Saviour will defend thee ; 
Victory is thine at last : 

All thy conflicts 
End in everlasting rest. 

54-3 2*./,*5.*. Kelly. 

Ziox stands with hills surrounded — 
Zion, kept by power divine ; 

All her foes shall be confounded, 
Though the world in arms combine ; 

Happy Zion, 
What a favored lot is thine ! 



2 Every human tie may perish ; 

Friend to friend unfaithful prove ; 
Mothers cease their own to cherish ; 
Heaven and earth at last remove : 

But no changes 
Can attend Jehovah's love. 

3 In the furnace God may prove thee, 

Thence to bringthee forth more bright, 
But can never cease to love thee ; 
Thou art precious in his sight ; 

God is with thee — 
God, thine everlasting light. 



Luke 2 : 32. 



Williams. 



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O'er the gloomy hills of darkness, 
Cheered by no celestial ray, 

Sun of righteousness ! arising, 

Bring the bright, the glorious day ; 

Send the gospel 
To the earth's remotest bound. 

2 Kingdoms wide that sit in darkness, — 

Grant them, Lord ! the glorious light 
And, from eastern coast to western, 
May the morning chase the night ; 

And redemption, 
Freely purchased, win the day. 

3 Fly abroad, thou mighty gospel ! 

Win and conquer, never cease ; 
May thy lasting 1 , wide dominion 
Multiply and still increase ; 

Sway thy sceptre, 
Saviour ! all the world around. 



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We are watching, we are waiting, 

For the bright prophetic day : 
When the shadows, weary shadows, 
From the world shall roll away. — Cho. 
2 We are watching, we are waiting, 
For the star that brings the day : 



When the night of sin shall vanish, 
And the shadows melt away. — Cho. 

3 We are watching, we are waiting, 
For the beauteous King of day : 
For the Chiefest of ten-thousand, 

For the Light, the Truth,the Way.— C%0. 



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-Who will go and work to-day? Fields are white, the harvest waiting, 
D. s. Who will answer, glad - ly saying, 




Who will bear the sheaves away ? Loud and long the Mas- ter call- eth, Rich reward he of - fers free : 
Here am I, O Lord, send me." 




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Hark ! the voice of Jesus calling. — 

Who will go and work to-day ? 
Fields are white, the harvest waiting, 

Who will bear the sheaves away ? 
Loud and long the Master calleth, 

Rich reward he offers free ; 
Who will answer, gladly saying, 

" Here am I, O Lord, send me." 
2 If you cannot cross the ocean 

And the heathen lands explore, 
You can find the heathen nearer, 

You can help them at your door ; 



If you cannot speak like angels, 
If you cannot preach like Paul, 

You can tell the love of Jesus, 
You can say he died for all. 

While the souls of men are dying, 

And the Master calls for you, 
Let none hear you idly saying, 

" There is nothing I can do !" 
Gladly take the task he gives you, 

Let his work your pleasure be ; 
Answer quickly when he calleth, 

" Here am I, O Lord, send me." 



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Why should we start, and fear to die ? 
What timorous worms we mortals are ! 
Death is the gate of endless joy, 
And yet we dread to enter there. 

2 The pains, the groans, the dying strife 
Fright our approaching souls away ; 
We still shrink back again to life, 
Fond of our prison and our clay. 

3 Oh, if my Lord would come and meet, 
My soul should stretch her wings in haste, 
Fly fearless through death's iron gate, 
Nor feel the terrors as she passed ! 

4 Jesus can make a dying bed 
Feel soft as downy pillows are, 

While on his breast 1 lean my head, 
And breathe my life out sweetly there ! 



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Asleep in Jesus ! blessed sleep ! 
From which none ever wake to weep ; 
A calm and undisturbed repose, 
Unbroken by the last of foes. 

Asleep in Jesus ! oh, how sweet 

To be for such a slumber meet ! 

With holy confidence to sing 

That death hath lost its venomed sting ! 

Asleep in Jesus ! peaceful rest ! 
Whose waking is supremely blest; 
No fear — no woe, shall dim the hour 
That manifests the Saviour's power. 



4 Asleep in Jesus ! oh, for me 
May such a blissful refuge be : 
Securely shall my ashes lie, 

And wait the summons from on high. 

5 Asleep in Jesus ! far from thee 

Thy kindred and their graves may be : ■ 
But thine is still a blessed sleep 
From which none ever wake to weep. 

CzLQ 2tev. /4 •• /<?• Barbauld. 

How blest the righteous when he dies ! 
When sinks a weary soul to rest ! 
How mildly beam the closing eyes ! 
How gently heaves the expiring breast ! 

2 So fades a summer cloud away ; 

So sinks the gale when storms arc o'er ; 
So gently shuts the eye of day ; 
So dies a wave along the shore. 

3 A holy quiet reigns around, 

A calm which life nor death destroys; 
And naught disturbs that peace profound 
Which his unfettered soul enjoys. 

4 Farewell, conflicting hopes and fears, 
Where lights and shades alternate dwell; 
How bright the unchanging morn appears! 

Farewell, inconstant world, farewell ! 

5 Life's labor done, as sinks the clay, 
Light from its load the spirit flies, 
While heaven and earth combine to say, 
" How blest the righteous when he dies !" 



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Why do we mourn departing friends, 
Or shake at death's alarms ? 

'T is but the voice that Jesus sends, 
To call them to his arms. 

2 Are we not tending upward, too, 

As fast as time can move ? 
Nor would we wish the hours more slow, 
To keep us from our love. 

3 Why should we tremble to convey 

Their bodies to the tomb? 
There the dear flesh of Jesus lay, 
And scattered all the gloom. 

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4 The graves of all the saints he blessed, 

And softened every bed ; 
Where should the dying members rest, 
But with the dying Head ? 

5 Thence he arose, ascending high, 

And showed our feet the way ; 
Up to the Lord we, too, shall fly, 
At the great rising day. 

6 Then let the last loud trumpet sound, 

And bid our kindred rise ; 
Awake ! ye nations underground ; 
Ye saints ! ascend the skies. 




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God is near thee, 
Therefore cheer thee, 

Sad soul ! 
He'll defend thee, 
When around thee 

Billows roll. 



Calm thy sadness, 
Look in gladness 

On high ! 
Faint and weary, 
Pilgrim,! cheer thee ! 
. Help is nigh ! 



3 Hark the sea-bird, 
W 7 ildly wheeling 

Through the skies ; 
God defends him, 
God attends him, 

When he cries ! 



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Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding 
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Calmly say, — thy will be done. 

2 Though cast down, we 're not forsaken ; 

Though afflicted, not alone ; 
Thou didst give, and thou hast taken ; 
Blessed Lord, — thy will be done. 

3 Tho 1 to-day we 're filled with mourning, 

Mercy still is on the throne ; 
With thy smiles of love returning, 
We can sing — thy will be done. 

4 By thy hands the boon was given, 

Thou hast taken but thine own : 
Lord of earth, and (rod of heaven, 
Evermore, — thy will be done! 

^ ^ 3 ISCt - ** *' ° HORNE. 

See the leaves around us falling, 
Dry and withered to the ground ; 

Thus to thoughtless mortals calling, 
In a sad and solemn sound : — 

2 " Sons of Adam, once in Eden, 

When like him, ye blighted fell, 
Hear the lesson we are reading, 
T is alas ! the truth we tell. 

3 u Youth, on length of days presuming, 

Who the paths of pleasure tread, 
View QS, late in beauty blooming. 
Numbered now among the dead. 



" Though as yet no losses grieve you, 
Gay with health and many a grace, 

Let no cloudless skies deceive you, 
Summer gives to autumn place. 

" Yearly in our course appearing, 
Messengers of shortest stay, 

Thus we preach in mortal hearing — 
Ye, like us, shall pass away." 

On the tree of life eternal, 
Oh, let all our hopes be laid ! 

This alone, forever vernal, 

Bears a leaf that shall not fade. 



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Cease, ye mourners, cease to languish 
O'er the grave of those you love ; 

Pain and death, and night and anguish 
Enter not the world above. 

2 While our silent steps arc straying 

Lonely thro' night's deepening shade, 
Glory's brightest beams are playing 
Round the happy Christian's head. 

3 Light and peace at once deriving 

From the hand of God most high, 
In his glorious presence living, 
They shall never, never die. 

4 Now, ye mourners, cease to languish 

O'er the grave of those you loi 
Far removed from pain and anguish, 

They are chanting hymns above. 



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555 

The voice of free grace cries, Escape to 

the mountain, 
For Adam's lost race Christ hath opened 

a fountain ; 
For sin and uncleanness, and every trans- 
gression, 
His blood flows most freely in streams 
of salvation. 

Hallelujah to the Lamb, who 
hath purchased our pardon, 
We'll praise him again, when 
Ave pass over Jordan ! 

2 Ye souls that are wounded ! oh, flee to 

the Saviour ! 
He calls you in mercy, 't is infinite favor ; 
Your sins are increasing, escape to the 

mountain — 
His blood can remove them, it flows from 

the fountain. 

Hallelujah to the Lamb, etc. 

3 O Jesus ! ride onward, triumphantly 

glorious ! 
O'er sin, death, and hell, thou art more 
than victorious ; 



Thy name is the theme of the great 

congregation, 
While angels and men raise the shout 

of salvation. 

Hallelujah to the Lamb, etc. 

4 With joy shall we stand, when escaped 
to the shore ; 
With harps in our hands, we'll praise 

him the more ; 
We'll range the sweet plains on the 

banks of the river, 
And sing of salvation forever and ever ! 
Hallelujah to the Lamb, etc. 



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556 

Thou art gone to the grave ! but we will 

not deplore thee, 
Though sorrows and darkness encompass 

the tomb ; 
The Saviour hath passed through its 

portals before thee ; 
And the lamp of his love is thy guide 

through the gloom. 



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Ev'n the rapture of pardon is mingled 
with fears, 

And the cup of thanksgiving with peni- 
tent tears. 

3 I would not live alway ; no, welcome the 

tomb ; 
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meet, 

Their Saviour and brethren transported 
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2 Thou art gone to the grave ! we no longer 

behold thee, 
Xor tread the rough paths of the world 

by thy side ; 
But the wide arms of mercy are spread 

to enfold thee, 
And sinners may hope, for the Sinless 

hath died. 

3 Thou art gone to the grave ; and, its 

mansion forsaking, 
Perchance thy weak spirit in doubt lin- 
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But the sunshine of heaven beamed 

bright on thy waking, 
And the sound thou didst hear was the 

seraphim's song. 

4 Thou art gone to the grave ! but we will 
not deplore thee, 

Since ( rod was thy ransom, thy guardian, 
thy guide : 

He gave thee, he took thee, and he will 
restore thee ; 

And death hath no sting, since the Sa- 
viour hath died. 



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Great God, what do I see and hear ! 

The end of things created ! 
The Judge of man I see appear, 

On clouds of glory seated : 
The trumpet sounds ; the graves restore 
The dead which they contained before ; 

Prepare, my soul, to meet him. 

2 The dead in Christ shall first arise, 

At the last trumpet's sounding, 
Caught up to meet him in the skies, 

With joy their Lord surrounding; 
No gloomy fears their souls dismay, 
His presence sheds eternal day 

On those prepared to meet him. 

3 But sinners, filled with guilty fears, 

Behold his wrath prevailing ; 
For they shall rise, and find their tears 

And sighs are unavailing : 
The day of grace is past and gone ; 
Trembling they stand before the throne, 

All unprepared to meet him. 

4 Great God ! what do I see and hear ! 

The end of things created ! 
The Judge of man I see appear, 

On clouds of glory seated : 
Beneath his cross I view the day 
When heaven and earth shall pass away, 

And thus prepare to meet him. 



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559 

When my last hour is close at hand, 

My last sad journey taken, 
Do thou, Lord Jesus ! by me stand ; 

Let me not be forsaken : 
O Lord ! my spirit I resign 
Into thy loving hands divine ; 

'T is safe within thy keeping. 

2 Countless as sands upon the shore, 

My sins may then appall me ; 
Yet, though my conscience vex me sore, 

Despair shall not enthrall me ; 
For as I draw my latest breath, 
I'll think, Lord Christ ! upon thy death, 

And there find consolation. 

3 I shall not in the grave remain, 

Since thou death's bonds hast severed : 
By hope with thee to rise again 

From fear of death delivered, 
I'll come to thee, where'er thou art, 
Live with thee, from thee never part ; 

Therefore I die in rapture. 

4 And so to Jesus Christ I'll go, 

My longing arms extending ; 
So fall asleep, in slumber deep, 

Slumber that knows no waking, 
Till Jesus Christ, God's only Son, 
Opens the gates of bliss, leads on 

To heaven, to life eternal. 






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View him seated on his throne ! 
Now, poor sinner, now lamenting, 

Stand and hear thine awful doom ; 
Trumpets call thee, 

Stand and hear thine awful doom ! 

Hear the cries he now is venting, 
Filled with dread of fiercer pain ; 

While in anguish thus lamenting 
That he ne'er was born again — 

Greatly mourning 
That he ne'er was born again. 

" Yonder sits my slighted Saviour, 
With the marks of dying love ; 

Oh, that I had sought his favor 
When I felt his Spirit move — 

Golden moments, 
When I felt his Spirit move !" 



" Come, ye blessed of my Father ! 

Enter into life and joy ; 
Banish all your fears and sorrows ; 

Endless praise be your employ ; 
Hallelujah !— 

Welcome, welcome to the skies !" 



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Lo ! he comcth, — countless trumpets 
AVake to life the slumbering dead ; 

'Mid ten thousand saints and angels, 
See their great exalted Ilea- 1 : 

Hallelujah — 
Welcome, welcome, Son of God ! 

Full of joyful expectation, 

Saints behold the Judge appear : 

Truth and justice go before him — 
Now the joyful sentence hear ; 

Hallelujah !— 
Welcome, welcome, Judge divine ! 



Lo ! he comes with clouds descending, 
Once for favored sinners slain ! 

Thousand thousand saints attending, 
Swell the triumph of his train ! 

Hallelujah ! 
Jesus comes, and comes to reign. 

2 Every eye shall now behold him, 

Robed in dreadful majesty ! 
Those who set at naught and sold him, 
Pierced and nailed him to the tree, 

Deeply wailing, 
Shall the true Messiah see ! 

3 Lo ! the last long separation, 

As the cleaving crowds divide, 
And one dread adjudication 
Sends each soul to either side ! 

Lord of mercy ! 
How shall I that day abide ? 

4 Yea, Amen ! let all adore thee, 

High on thine eternal throne ! 
Saviour, take the power and glory ; 
Make thy righteous sentence known I 

Men and angels 
Kneel and bow to thee alone! 



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'T is found above — in heaven. 

There is a home for weary souls, 

By sin and sorrow driven, — 
When tossed on life's tempestuous shoals, 
Where storms arise, and ocean rolls, 
And all is drear — but heaven. 



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To brighter prospects given ; 
And views the tempest passing by, 
The evening shadows quickly fly, 
And all serene — in heaven. 

There fragrant flowers immortal bloom, 
And joys supreme are given ; 

There rays divine disperse the gloom ; 

Beyond the confines of the tomb 
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Infinite day excludes the night, 

And pleasures banish pain. 
There everlasting spring abides, 

And never-withering flowers ; 
Death, like a narrow sea, divides 

This heavenly land from ours. 

2 Sweet fields beyond the swelling flood 
Stand dressed in living green ; 
So to the Jews old Canaan stood, 
While Jordan rolled between. 



But timorous mortals start and shrink 

To cross this narrow sea, 
And linger, shivering, on the brink, 

And fear to launch away. 

Oh, could we make our doubts remove, 

Those gloomy doubts that rise, 
And sec the Canaan that we love, 

With unbeclouded eyes ! — 
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Ox Jordan's rugged banks I stand, 

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To Canaan's fair and happy land, 

Where my possessions lie. 

2 Oh. the transporting, rapturous scene, 
That rises to my Bight ! 
Sweet fields arrayed in living green, 
And rivers of delight ! 



3 O'er all those wide extended plains 

Shines one eternal day ; 
There (rod, the sun, forever reigns, 
And scatters night away. 

4 When shall I reach that happy place, 

And be forever blest \ 
When shall I see my Father's face, 
And in his bosom rest ? 



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Jerusalem ! my happy home ! 

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When shall my labors have an end, 

In joy, and peace, in thee ? 

2 Oh, when, thou city of my God, 

Shall I thy courts ascend, 
Where congregations ne'er break up, 
And Sabbaths have no end ? 

3 There happier bowers than Eden's bloom, 

Nor sin nor sorrow know : 
Blest seats ! thro' rude and stormy scenes, 
I onward press to you. 



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Or feel, at death, dismay ? 
I 've Canaan's goodly land in view, 

And realms of endless day. 

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Around my Saviour stand ! 

And soon my friends in Christ below, 
Will join the glorious band. 

Jerusalem ! my happy home ! 

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To our believing eyes ! 
The earth and seas are passed away, 

And the old rolling skies. 

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That holy, happy place, — [sides — 
The new Jerusalem comes down, 
Adorned with shining grace. 

3 Attending angels shout for joy, 

And the bright armies sing, — 
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4 " The God of glory, down to men, 

Removes his blest abode ; — 
Men, the dear objects of his grace, 
And he their loving God : — 

5 " His own soft hand shall wipe the tears, 

From every weeping eye ; 
And pains, and groans, and griefs, and 
And death itself shall die !" [fears, 

6 How long, dear Saviour ! oh, how long 

Shall this bright hour delay ? 
Fly swifter round, ye wheels of time ! 
And bring the welcome day. 



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For those with cares oppressed, 

"When sighs and Borrowing shall cease, 
And all be hushed to rest : — 

2 'T is then the soul is freed from fears 
And doubts, which here annoy ; 
Then they, who oft have sown in tears, 
Shall reap again in joy. 



3 There is a home of sweet repose, 

Where storms assail no more ; 
The stream of endless pleasure flows, 
On that celestial shore : 

4 There, purity with love appears, 

And bliss without alloy ; 
There, they, who oft have sown in tears. 
Shall reap again in joy. 



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O mother dear, Jerusalem, 
When shall I come to thee ? 

When shall my sorrows have an end ? 
Thy joys when shall I see ? 

2 O happy harbor of God's saints ! 

O sweet and pleasant soil ! 
In thee no sorrow can be found, 
Nor grief, nor care, nor toil. 

3 No dimly cloud o'ershadows thee, 

Nor gloom, nor darksome night ; 
But every soul shines as the sun, 
For God himself gives light. 

4 Thy walls are made of precious stone, 

Thy bulwarks diamond-square, 
Thy gates are all of orient pearl — 
O God ! if I were there ! 



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The roseate hues of early dawn, 
The brightness of the day, 

The crimson of the sunset sky, 
How fast they fade away ! 

2 Oh, for the pearly gates of heaven ! 

Oh, for the golden floor ! 
Oh, for the Sun of Righteousness, 
That setteth nevermore ! 

3 The highest hopes we cherish here, 

How soon they tire and faint ! 
How many a spot defiles the robe 
That wraps an earthly saint ! 



4 Oh, for a heart that never sins ! 

Oh, for a soul washed white ! 
Oh, for a voice to praise our King, 
Nor weary day nor night ! 

5 Here faith is ours, and heavenly hope, 

And grace to lead us higher ; 
But there are perfectness and peace, 
Beyond our best desire. 

6 Oh, by thy love and anguish, Lord, 

And by thy life laid down, 
Grant that we fall not from thy grace, 
Nor fail to reach our crown ! 

C7I Heb. // .• /6\ Anon. 

My feet are weary with the march 

Over the steep hill-side ; 
City of God ! I fain would see 

Thy peaceful waters glide ! 

2 My hands are weary, toiling on 

For perishable meat ; 
City of God ! I fain would reach 
Thy glorious mercy-seat ! 

3 Patience, poor heart ! His feet were worn t 

His hands were weary too ; 
His garments stained, and travel-torn, 
His head wet with the dew. 



Love thou the path thy Saviour trod, 
And patient wait thy rest ; 

His holy city thou shalt see, 
Home of the loved and blest ! 



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My days are gliding swiftly by, 

And I, a pilgrim stranger, 
"Would not detain them as they fly 
Those hours of toil and danger. 
For oh, we stand on Jordan's strand, 

Our friends are passing over; 
And just before, the Shining Shore 
We may almost discover ! 
2 We '11 gird our loins, my brethren dear, 
Our heavenly home discerning ; 
Our absent Lord has left us word, 
Let every lamp be burning. — Ref. 



Should coming days be cold and dark, 
We need not cease our singing ; 

That perfect rest naught can molest, 
Where golden harps arc ringing. — Ref 

Let sorrow's rudest tempest blow, 
Each chord on earth to sever ; 
Our King says, Come, and there 's our 
home, 
Forever, oh, forever ! 

For oh, we stand on Jordan's strand, 

Our friends are passing over ; 
And just before, the Shining Shore 
We may almost discover ! 



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Rise, my soul ! and stretch thy wings, 

Thy better portion trace ; 
Rise from transitory things, 

Toward heaven, thy native place : 
Sun and moon and stars decay ; 
Time shall soon this earth remove ; 
Rise, my soul ! and haste away 

To seats prepared above. 

2 Rivers to the ocean run, 

Nor stay in all their course ; 
Fire, ascending, seeks the sun ; 

Both speed them to their source ; 
So a soul, that's born of God, 
Pants to view his glorious face, 
Upward tends to his abode, 

To rest in his embrace. 

3 Fly me, riches ! fly me, cares ! 

While I that coast explore ; 
Flattering world ! with all thy snares,. 

Solicit me no more : 
Pilgrims fix not here their home ; 
Strangers tarry but a night ; 
When the last dear morn is come, 

They'll rise to joyful light. 



Cease, ye pilgrims ! cease to mourn, 
Press onward to the prize ; 

Soon our Saviour will return 
Triumphant in the shies ! 

Yet a season, and you know 

Happy entrance will be given ; 

All our sorrows left below, 

And earth exchanged for heaven. 



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Time is winging us away 

To our eternal home ; 
Life is but a winter's day — 

A journey to the tomb ; 
Youth and vigor soon will flee, 

Blooming beauty lose its charms; 
All that 's mortal soon shall be 

Enclosed in death's cold arms. 

2 Time is winging us away 

To our eternal home ; 
Life is but a winter's day — 

A journey to the tomb ; 
But the Christian shall enjoy 

Health and beauty, soon, above, 
Far beyond the world's alloy, 

Secure in Jesus' love. 



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Shall call them to the sky. 

3 Their ransomed spirits soar 

On wings of faith and love, 

To meet the Saviour they adore, 

And reign with him above. 

4 With us their names shall live 

Through long succeeding years, 
Embalmed with all our hearts can give, 
Our praises and our tears. 

^ J O Zech. / ; 5. Doddridge. 

How swift the torrent rolls, 

That bears us to the sea ! 
The tide which hurries thoughtless souls 

To vast eternity ! 

2 Our fathers, where are they, 

With all they called their own ? 
Their joys and griefs, and hopesand cares, 
And wealth and honor gone ! 

3 God of our fathers hear, 

Thou everlasting Friend ! 
"While we, as on life's utmost verge, 
Our souls to thee commend. 

4 Of all the pious dead 

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M Forever with the Lord !" 

So, Jesus ! let it be ; 
Life from the dead is in that word ; 

'Tis immortality. 

2 Here, in the body pent, 

Absent from thee I roam : 
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent 
A day's march nearer home. 

3 My Father's house on high, 

Home of my soul ! how near, 
At times, to faith's aspiring eye, 
Thy golden gates appear ! 

4 " Forever with the Lord !" 

Father, if 't is thy will, 
The promise of thy gracious word 
Ev'n here to me fulfill. 

5 So, when my latest breath 

Shall rend the vail in twain, 
By death I shall escape from death, 
And life eternal gain. 

6 Knowing as I am known, 

How shall I love that word, 
And oft repeat before the throne, 
" Forever with the Lord !" 



577 JVum. 23 : 10. 

Oh, for the death of those 
Who slumber in the Lord ! 

Oh, be like theirs my last repose, 
Like theirs my last reward ! 



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Looking home ! looking home 

Toward the heavenly mansions 
Jesus hath prepared for me 
In his Father's kingdom ! 
2 Soon the glorious day will dawn, 
Heavenly pleasures bringing ; 
Night will be exchanged for morn, 
Sighs give place to singing. 



Looking home ! looking home ! 

Toward the heavenly mansions 
Jesus hath prepared for me 

In his Father's kingdom ! 

With this load of sin and care, 

Then no longer bending, 

But with waiting angels there 

On our soul attending : — 

Blessed home ! blessed home ! 

All for which we 're sighing ; 

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To fulfill my soul's request. 
There is rest for the weary, 
There is rest for the weary ; 
On the other side of Jordan, 
In the sweet fields of Eden, 
Where the tree of life is blooming, 
There is rest for you ! 

He is fitting up my mansion, 
Which eternally shall stand ; 



For my stay shall not be transient 
In that holy, happy land. 
There is rest, etc. 

Death itself shall then be vanquished, 
And his sting shall be withdrawn ; 

Shout for gladness, O ye ransomed ! 
Hail with joy the rising morn. 
There is rest, etc. 

Sing, oh, sing, ye heirs of glory ! 

Shout your triumphs as you go ; 
Zion's gates will open for you, 

You shall find an entrance through. 
There is rest, etc. 



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In the new Jerusalem. 
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Though clouds rise dark between ; 
Faith views the radiant dome, 
And a lustre flashes keen 

From the new Jerusalem. 



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Oh, holy, heavenly home ! 

Oh, rest eternal there ! 
When shall the exiles come, 

Where they cease from earthly care, 
In the new Jerusalem ! 

Our hearts are breaking now 
Those mansions fair to see ; 

O Lord ! thy heavens bow, 
And raise us up with thee, 
To the new Jerusalem. 



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1. I'm a pilgrim.and I'm a stranger; I can tarry,I can tarry but a night ! 
D. c. I'm a pilgrim, &c. 



Do not detain me, for I am go - ing { 
To where the fountains are ever flowing: ) 






Here in this country so dark and dreary, 
I long have Avandered forlorn and weary : 
I 'm a pilgrim, etc. 

3 There 's the city to which I journey ; 
My Redeemer, my Redeemer is its light ! 
There is no sorrow, nor any sighing, 
Nor any tears there, nor any dying ! 
I 'm a pilgrim, etc. 



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I'm a pilgrim, and I'm a stranger; 
I can tarry, I can tarry but a night ! 
Do not detain me, for I am going 
To where the fountains are ever flowing : 

I 'm a pilgrim, etc. 
2 There the glory is ever shining ! 

Oh, my longing heart, my longing heart 

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This innumerable throng, 
Round the altar night and day, 

Hymning. one triumphant song? — 
" Worthy is the Lamb, once slain, 

Blessing, honor, glory, power, 
Wisdom, riches, to obtain, 

New dominion every hour." 

2 These through fiery trials trod ; 

These from great affliction came : 
Now, before the throne of God, 

Sealed with his almighty name, 
Clad in raiment pure and white, 

Victor-palms in every hand. 
Through their dear Redeemer's might, 

More than conquerors they stand. 

3 Hunger, thirst, disease unknown, 

On immortal fruits they feed ; 
Them the Lamb, amid the throne, 

Shall to living fountains lead: 
J«>y and gladness banish sighs; 

Perfect love dispel all fean ; 
And forever from their eyes 

God shall wipe away the tears. 



High in yonder realms of light, 

Dwell the raptured saints above ; 
Far beyond our feeble sight, 

Happy in Immanuel's love: 
Pilgrims in this vale of tears, 

Once they knew, like us below, 
Gloomy doubts, distressing fears, 

Torturing pain and heavy woe. 

2 But these days of weeping o'er, 

Passed this scene of toil and pain, 
They shall feel distress no more — 

Never, never weep again : 
"Mid the chorus of the ski 

'Mid the angelic lyres above, 
Hark, their songs melodious rise, 

Songs of praise to Jesus' love ! 

3 All is tranquil and serene, 

('aim and undisturbed repose: 
There no cloud can intervene, 

There no angry tempest blows: 
Every tear is wiped away, 

Sighs no more shall heave the breast, 
Night is lost in endless day, 

Borrow, in eternal rest 



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Jerusalem, the glorious ! 
The glory of the elect, — 

dear and future vision 
That eager hearts expect ! 

Ev'n now by faith I see thee, 
Ev'n here thy walls discern ; 

To thee my thoughts are kindled, 
And strive, and pant, and yearn 

2 The Cross is all thy splendor, 

The Crucified, thy praise ; 
His laud and benediction 

Thy ransomed people raise ; — 
Jerusalem ! exulting 

On that securest shore, 

1 hope thee, wish thee, sing thee, 

And love thee evermore ! 

3 sweet and blessed Country ! 

Shall I e'er see thy face ? 
O sweet and blessed Country ! 

Shall I e'er win thy grace ? — 
Exult, O dust and ashes ! 

The Lord shall be thy part ; 
His only, his forever, 

Thou shalt be, and thou art ! 



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And let your lights appear ; 
The shades of eve are thickening, 

And darker nio-ht is near ; 



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The Bridegroom is advancing ; 

Each hour he draws more nigh ; 
Up ! watch and pray, nor slumber; 

At midnight comes the cry. 

2 See that your lamps are burning, 

Your vessels filled with oil ; 
Wait calmly your deliverance 

From earthly pain and toil. 
The watchers on the mountains 

Proclaim the Bridegroom near, 
Go, meet him, as he cometh, 

With hallelujahs clear. 

3 The saints, who here in patience 

Their cross and sufferings bore, 
With him shall reign forever, 

When sorrow is no more : 
Around the throne of glory 

The Lamb shall they behold, 
Adoring cast before him 

Their diadems of gold. 

4 Our hope and expectation, 

O Jesus, now appear ! 
Ari?e, thou Sun so looked-for, 

O'er this benighted sphere ! 
With hearts and hands uplifted, 

We plead, O Lord, to see 
The day of our redemption, 

And ever be with thee. 



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Jerusalem the gold 



With milk and honey blest, 
Beneath thy contemplation 

Sink heart and voice opprest. 
I know not, oh, I know not 

What joys await ns there, 
What radiancy of glory, 

What bliss beyond compare. 
O sweet and blessed Country, 

The home of God's elect! 
O sweet and blessed Country, 

That eager hearts expect ! 
. in mercy bring us, 

To that dear land of rest; 
Who art, with God the Father, 

And Spirit, ever blest. 



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For thee, O dear, dear Country ! 

Mine eyes their vigils keep : 
For very love, beholding 

Thy happy name, they weep ; — 
O one, O only mansion ! 

< > Para Use of joy ! 
Where tears are ever banished, 

A:id bliss hath no alloy. 



Thy ageless walls are bonded 

With amethyst unpriced ; 
The saints build up the fabric, 

The corner-stone is Christ! 
Upon the Rock of Ages 

They raise thy holy tower ; 
Thine is the victor's laurel, 

And thine the golden dower. 

They stand, those halls of Zion, 

Conjubilant witli song; 
And bright with many an angel, 

With many a martyr-throng ; 
The Prince is ever in them, 

The light is aye serene, 
The pastures of the blessed 

Are decked in glorious sheen. 

There is the throne of David ; 

And there, from toil released, 
The shout of them that triumph, 

The song of them that feast ; 
And they, beneath their Leader, 

Who conquered in the fight, 
Forever and forever 

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And open wide the door ; 
And mortals who pass through it, 

Are mortal nevermore. 

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Yet grace comes with the message, 

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3 Their sighs are lost in singing, 

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Their journey heavenward winging, 

They leave on earth their fears : 
Death like an angel seemeth ; 

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Brief sorrow, short-lived care ; 
The life, that knows no ending, 

The tearless life, is there : 
Oh, happy retribution ! 

Short toil, eternal rest ; 
For mortals, and for sinners, 

A mansion with the blest ! 

2 And there is David's fountain, 

And life in fullest glow ; 
And there the light is golden, 

And milk and honey flow ; 
The light, that hath no evening, 

The health, that hath no sore, 
The life, that hath no ending, 

But lasteth evermore. 

3 There Jesus shall embrace us, 

There Jesus be embraced, — 
That spirit's food and sunshine, 

Whence earthly love is chased : 
Yes ! God, my King and Portion, 

In fullness of his grace, 
We then shall see for ever, 

And worship face to face. 



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2 There is peace in the valley of blessing 

so sweet, 
And plenty the land doth impart ; 
There is rest for the weary-worn travel- 
er's feet, 
And joy for the sorrowing heart. Cho. 

3 There is love in the valley of blessing 

so sweet, 
Sueli as none but the blood-washed 

may fuel ; 
When heaven comes down redeemed 

spirits to greet, 
And Christ sets his covenant seal. Cho. 



4 There 's a song in the valley of blessing, 
so sweet 
That angels would fain join the 
strain — 
As, with rapturous praises, we bow at 
his feet, 
Crying, " Worthy the Lamb that was 
-lain." — Cho. 



Cant./ : 78. 



Anon. 



593 

O thou, in whose presence my soul takes 
delight, 
On whom in affliction I call, 
My comfort by day, and my song in 
the night, 
My hope, my salvation, my all ! 
Where dost thou, at noon-tide, resort 
with thy sheep, 
To feed them in pastures of love ? 
Say, why in the valley of death should 
I weep, 
Or alone in this wilderness rove ? 

2 Oh, why should I wander an alien from 
thee, 
Or cry in the desert for bread \ 
Thy foes will rejoice when my sorrows 
they see, 
And smile at the tears 1 have shed. 
Pear Shepherd 1 I hear, and will follow 
thy eall ; 
I know the sweet sound of thy voice; 
Restore and defend me, for thou art my 
And in thee I will ever rejoice, [all, 



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National Welford. 

Lord ! while for all mankind wc pray, 

Of every clime and coast, 
Oh, hear us for our native land, 

The land we love the most. 

2 Oh, guard our shore from every foe, 

With peace our borders bless, 
With prosperous times our cities crown, 
Our fields with plenteousness. 

3 Unite us in the sacred love 

Of knowledge, truth, and thee ; 
And let our hills and valleys shout 
The songs of liberty. 

4 Here may religion, pure and mild, 

Smile on our Sabbath hours ; 
And piety and virtue bless 
The home of us and ours. 

5 Lord of the nations, thus to thee 

Our country we commend ; 
Be thou her refuge and her trust, 
Her everlasting friend. 

CQC A Marriage Hymn. Berridge. 

Since Jesus freely did appear 

To grace a marriage feast, 
Dear Lord; we ask thy presence here, . 

To make a wedding guest. 

2 Upon the bridal pair look down, 
Who now have plighted hands ; 
Their union with thy favor crown, 
And bless the nuptial bands. 



3 Oh, may each soul assembled here, v 
Be married, Lord, to thee ! 
Clad in thy robes, made white and fair, 
To spend eternity ! 



596 



Fast. Steele. 

See, gracious God, before thy throne, 
Thy mourning people bend ! 

'T is on thy sovereign grace alone, 
Our humble hopes depend. 

2 Alarming judgments from thy hand, 

Thy dreadful power display ; 
Yet mercy spares this guilty land, 
And yet we live to pray. 

3 Oh, bid us turn, Almighty Lord, 

By thy resistless grace ; 
Then shall our hearts obey thy word, 
And humbly seek thy face. 

CQy Seamen. Anon. 

We come, O Lord, before thy throne, 

And, with united plea, 
We meet and pray for those who roam 

Far off upon the sea. 

2 Oh, may the Holy Spirit bow 

The sailor's heart to thee, 
Till tears of deep repentance flow, 
Like rain-drops in the sea ! 

3 Then may a Saviour's dying love 

Pour peace into his breast, 
And waft him to the port above 
Of everlasting rest. 



MISCELLANEOUS. 



203 



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3 With grateful hearts the past we own ; 
The future — all to us unknown — 

We to thy guardian care commit, 
And peaceful leave before thy feet. 

4 In scenes exalted or depressed, 

Be thou our joy, and thou our rest ; 
Thy goodness all our hopes shall raise, 
Adored, through all our changing days. 

5 When death shall close our earthly songs, 
And seal, in silence, mortal tongues, 
Our Helper, God, in whom we trust, 
Shall keep our souls and guard our dust. 

OOO Seamen. Burgess. 

While o'er the deep thy servants sail, 
Scud thou, O Lord, the prosperous gale ; 
And on their hearts where'er they go, 
Oh, let thy heavenly breezes blow ! 

2 If on the morning's wings they fly, 
They will not pass beyond thine eye; 
The wanderer's prayer thou bend'st to 

hear, 
And faith exults to know thee near. 

3 When tempests rock the groaning bark, 

Oh, hide tnem safe in Jesus' ark ! 
When in the tempting port they ride, 
Oh, keep them safe at Jesus' side ! 

4 If life's wide ocean smile or roar, 

Still guide them to the heavenly shore; 
And grant their dust in Christ may sleep, 
Abroad, at home, or in the deep. 



598 



National. 



Bacon'. 



O God, beneath thy guiding hand, 
Our exiled fathers crossed the sea ; 
And when they trod the wintry strand, 
With prayer and psalm they worshiped 
thee. 

2 Thou heard'st, well-pleased, the song, 

the prayer ; 
Thy blessing came ; and still its power 
Shall onward through all ages bear 
The memory' of that holy hour. 

3 Laws, freedom, truth, and faith in God 
Came with those exiles o'er the waves ; 
And where their pilgrim feet have trod, 
The God they trusted guards their graves. 

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4 And here thy name, O God of love, 
Their children's children shall adore, 
Till these eternal hills remove, 

And spring adorns the earth no more. 



New Year. 



Doddridge. 



599 

Great God, we sing that mighty hand, 
By which supported still we stand : 
The opening year thy mercy shows ; 
Let mercy crown it till it close. 

2 By day, by night — at home, abroad, 
Still we are guarded by our God ; 
By his incessant bounty fed, 
By his unerring counsel led. 



204 MISCELLANEOUS 

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d. s. We a lit - tie longer wait ; 

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While, with ceaseless course, the sun 

Hasted through the former year, 
Many souls their race have run, 

Nevermore to meet us here : 
Fixed in an eternal state, 

They have done with all below ; 
We a little longer wait ; 

But how little none can know. 

2 As the .winged arrow flies 

Speedily the mark to find ; 
As the lightning from the skies 

Darts, and leaves no trace behind, — 
Swiftly thus our fleeting days 

Bear us down life's rapid stream ; 
Upward, Lord, our spirits raise, 

All below is but a dream. 

3 Thanks for mercies past receive ; 

Pardon of our sins renew ; 
Teach us henceforth how to live, 

With eternity in view : 
Bless thy word to old and young ; 

Fill us with a Saviour's love ; - 
When our life's short race is run, 

May we dwell with thee above. 



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Harvest. 



Alford. 



Come, ye thankful people, come, 
Raise the song of Harvest Home ! 
All is safely gathered in, 
Ere the winter storms begin : 



God our Maker doth provide 
For our wants to be supplied : 
Come to God's own temple, come, 
Raise the song of Harvest Home ! 

We ourselves are God's own field, 
Fruit unto his praise to yield : 
Wheat and tares together sown, 
Unto joy or sorrow grown : 
First the blade, and then the ear, 
Then the full corn shall appear : 
Grant, O Harvest-Lord, that we 
Wholesome grain and pure may be ! 

For the Lord our God shall come, 
And shall take his harvest home : 
From his field shall in that day- 
All offences purge away : 
Give his angels charge at last 
In the fire the tares to cast : 
But the fruitful ears to store 
In his garner evermore. 



4 Then, thou Church Triumphant, come, 
Raise the song of Harvest Home ! 
All are safely gathered in, 
Free from sorrow, free from sin : 
There, forever purified, 
In God's garner to abide : 
Come, ten thousand angels, come, 
Raise the glorious Harvest Home ! 






MISCELLANEOUS. 



205 



AMERICA. 6s & 4s. 




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603 



National. 

My country ! 'tis of thee, 
Sweet land of liberty, 

Of thee I sing : 
Land where my fathers died ! 
Land of the Pilgrims' pride ! 
From every mountain side 

Let freedom ring ! 

My native country, thee — 
Land of the noble free — 

Thy name — I love ; 
I love thy rocks and rills, 
Thy woods and templed hills : 
My heart with rapture thrills 

Like that above. 

Let music swell the breeze, 
And ring from all the trees 

Sweet freedom's song : 
Let mortal tongues awake; 
Let all that breathe partake ; 
Let rocks their silence break,- 

The sound prolong. 

Our fathers 1 God ! to thee, 
Author of liberty, 
To thee we sing : 

may onr land be bright 
With freedom's holy light; 
• ns by thy might, 
Great God, our Ki 



S. F. Smith. 



604. 



Harvest. 



Montgomery. 



The God of harvest praise ; 
In loud thanksgiving raise 
Hand, heart and voice ! 



The valleys laugh and sing ; 
Forests and mountains ring ; 
The plains their tribute bring ; 
The streams rejoice. 

2 The God of harvest praise, 
Hands, hearts, and voices raise, 

With sweet accord ; 
From field to garner throng, 
Bearing your sheaves along, 
And in your harvest song 

Bless ye the Lord ! 



605 



The Poor. Nicoll. 

Lord, from thy blessed throne, 
Sorrow look down upon ! 

God save the poor ! 
Teach them true liberty, 
Make them from tyrants free, 
Let their homes happy be ! 

God save the poor ! 

The arms of wicked men 

Do thou with might restrain — 

God save the poor ! 
Raise thou their lowliness, 
Succor thou their distress, 
Thon whom the meanest bless I 

God save the poor ! 

Give them stanch honesty, 
Let their pride manly be — 

God save the poor ! 
Help them to hold the right, 
Give them both truth and might, 
Lord of all life and light ! 

God save the poor ! 



206 MISCELLANEOUS. 

ANGELS' SONG. P. M. 




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2 Far, far away, like bells at evening pealing, 

The voice of Jesus sounds o'er land and sea, 
And laden souls by thousands meekly stealing, 

Kind Shepherd, turn their weary steps to thee. — Cho. 

3 Angels, sing on ! your faithful watches keeping; 

Sing us sweet fragments of the songs above ; 
Till morning's joy shall end the night of weeping, 

And life's lousr shadows break in cloudless love. — Cho. 



THE LORD'S PRAYER. 




Mciit. G : 0—7.7. 

1 Our Father, who art in heaven, | hallowed | be thy | name ; || thy kingdom 

come, thy will be done on | earth, as it | is in | heaven ; 

2 Give us this | day our | daily | bread; || and forgive us our trespasses, as we 

forgive | them that | trespass a- | gainst us. 

3 And lead us not into temptation, but de- | liv-er | us from | evil ; || for thine is 

the kingdom, and the power, and the | glory, for- | ever. A- | men. 



DOXOLOGIES. 



1 L. M. 

Praise God, from whom all blessings flow ! 
Praise him, all creatures here below ! 
Praise him above, ye heavenly host ! 
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost ! 

2 C. M. 

Let God the Father, and the Son, 

And Spirit, be adored, 
Where there are works to make him known, 

Or saints to love the Lord. 

3 S. M. 

Ye angels round the throne, 
And saints that dwell below, 

Worship the Father, praise the Son, 
And bless the Spirit, too. 

4. H. M. 

To God the Father's throne 

Your highest honors raise ; 
Glory to God the Son ; 

To God, the Spirit, praise ; 
With all our powers, Eternal King, 
Thy name we sing, while faith adores. 

5 78. 

Sing we to our God above 
Praise eternal as his love; 
Praise him, all ye heavenly host — 
Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. 



O 8s & 7s. 

Praise the Father, earth and heaven, 
Praise the Son, the Spirit praise, 

As it was, and is, be given 
Glory through eternal days. 

7 8s, 7s & 4s. 

Great Jehovah ! we adore thee, 
God the Father, God the Son, 

God the Spirit, joined in glory 
On the same eternal throne ; 

Endless praises 
To Jehovah, Three in One. 

8 us. 

Father Almighty, to thee be addressed, 
With Christ and the Spirit, one God ever 

blest, 
All glory and worship, from earth and from 

heaven, 
As was, and is now, and shall ever be given. 

Q 6s & 4s. 

To God— the Father, Son, 
And Spirit — Three in One, 

All praise be given ! 
Crown him in every song; 
To him your hearts belong ; 
Let all his praise prolong — 

On earth, in heaven. 



ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF TUNES. 

It is to be understood that most of the Music, included in this Collection, is introduced "by permission," 
cither purchased or given. It must, therefore, not be used in any other without the consent of the authors, or 
of those who hold the copyright of the Tunes. 



PAGE 

Aletta 21,88 

America 2C5 

Amsterdam 192 

Angels' Song 206 

Antioch 49 

Anvern 168 

Arcadia 99 

Ariel 112 

Arlington 98 

Athens 93 

Autumn 22 

Avon 54, 79 

Ayrshire 51 

Balerma 70 

Bavaria 148 

Bayley 114 

Beauteous Day 178 

Belmont 77 

Bemerton 11 

Benevento 92, 204 

Bora 68 

Bethany 116 

Beulah 197 

Boardman 133 

Boylston 130,149 

Braden 34 

Brattle Street 44 

Brown 132 

Byefield 10 

Cana 135 

China 180 

Christmas. 50, 97 

Church 7,110 

Come, yeDisconsol.. 76 

Consecration 154 

Cooling 86 

Coronation 58 

Cowper 65 

Denfield....... .57, 146 

Dennis... 101 

Detroit 73,170 

Dorrnance 158, 181 

Downs 48 

Duke St 122, 20J 

Dundee 155 

Dwight 27 

Ellesdie 115 

Evan 87,131 

Evening Hymn 33 

Even Me 81 

Eventide 35 

Exhortation 183 

Expostulation 09 

Fatherland 195 

Federal St 106 

Flemming 144 

Fountain 89 

Frederick 188 

Fulton 119 

Ganges 85 

Gay lord 83 

Gerhardt 160 



7s W. B. Bradbury. 

6s & 4s Henry Carey. 

7s & 6s, D Jas. Nares. 

P. M..... J. B. Dykes. 

CM Dr. Mason, arr. 

L. M. Dr. Mason, arr. 

CM Dr. Hastings. 

C.P.M Dr. Mason. 

CM Thos. A. Ame. 

C M. D Giardini. 

8s & 7s, D ... G. F. Boot, arr. 

C M Huqh Wilson. 

L. M. D 'Scotch Air. 

C M.... Scottish. 

8s & 7s, D German. 

8s & 7s, D. J. P. Holbrook, arr. 

P. M G.F.Root. 

8s, 7s & 4s Anon. 

CM H. W. Greatorex. 

7s, D Samuel Webbe. 

L. M John E. Gould. 

6s & 4s Dr. Mason. 

7s, D E.Ives. 

CM Geo. Kingsley, arr. 

S. M Dr. Mason. 

S. M W. B. Bradbury. 

C M. D Pleyel. 

CM W. B. Bradbury. 

C M Dr. Hastings. 

lis Geo. Kingsley. arr. 

CM Timothy Swan. 

C M .Handel. 

CM J. P. Holbrook. 

P. M Samuel Webbe. 

L. M Anon. 

C M A.J. Abbey. 

C M Oliver Holden. 

CM Dr. Mason. 

CM Dr. Mason, arr. 

S. M H. G. Nageli. 

S. M E. P. H^tings. 

8s & 7s i". B. Woodbury. 

CM Dr. Mason. 

L. M J. Hatton. 

CM Scottish. 

L. M J. P. Holbrook, arr. 

8s & 7s,D .J. P. Holbrook, arr. 

CM W. H. Havergal. 

L. M Thos. Tallis. 

P. M W. B. Bradbury. 

10s W.H Monk. 

CM... Hibbard. 

lis Josiah Hopkins. 

6s & 4s Geo. Kingsley. 

L. M ..H.K. OUver. 

8s & 6s Flemming. 

CM Western Air. 

lis Geo. Kingsley. 

7s W.B. Bradbury. 

C P.M Anon. 

8s & 7s,D . J. P. Holbrook, arr. 
7s & 6s, D .... J. P. Holbrook. 



Glasgow 67, 202 CM G. F. Root. 

God is near 180 P. M Dr. Mason. 

Golden 199 7s & 6s, D Alex. Ewing. 

Golden Hill 1(54 S. M Aaron Chapin. 

Goshen 163 lis Ge?fnan. 

Gratitude 123 L. M Dr. Hastings. 

Greenville 38 8s, 7s & 4s . . .J. J. Rousseau. 

Greenwood 108 S. M J. E. Sweetser. 

Guide 144 7s, D American Songster. 



Halle 20 

Hamburg.. 80, 153 

Harwell 60 

Hastings 17 

Haydn 63 

Beber Ill 

Hebron 32, 150 

Helena 53 

Hendon 18, 125 

Holley 37 

Horton 19,75 

Hummel 64 

Hursley 6,26 

I'm a Pilgrim 196 

Italian Hymn 31 

Jewett 141 

Jordan 186 

Judgment Hymn 184 



Kentucky . 
Knox 



43 



Laban 130 

Land of Rest 191 

Last Beam 41 

Leighton 137 

Lenox 95 

Lisbon 15 

Looking Home 194 

Lord's Prayer 206 

Louvan 45 

Loving-kindness 113 

Lowry 4 

Luther 171 

Lyons 30 

Maitland 143 

Manoah 47, 55 

Martyn 74,90 

Mendebras 21 

i Mendon 166 

Meribah 84 

Messiah 91 

Middleton 175 

Mierdol 3 

Miriam 198 

Missionary Oh... 96, 169 
Missionary Hymn.. .172 

Mission Song 178 

Monson 65 

Mt. Blanc 190 

Naomi 126 

Naumann 1^!) 

Near the Cross 94 

Nelson 25 



7s, 6 1 Dr. Hastings, arr. 

L. M Dr. Mason, arr. 

8s & 7s, D Dr. Mason. 

C. L. M Dr. Hastings. 

S. M Geo. Kingsley, arr. 

CM Geo. Kingsley. 

L. M Dr. Mason. 

CM W.B. Bradbury. 

7s Ccesar Malan. 

7s Geo. Hews. 

7s. X. Schnyderv. Wartensee. 

CM Chas. Zeuner. 

L. M W.H. Monk, arr. 

P.M Anon. 

6s & 4s Giardini. 

6s, D.. .. J. P. Holbrook, arr. 

C. M. D Win. Billings. 

L. M. , 7 1 Joseph Kiitg. 



S. M. . 






CM... 




. Temple Melodies. 


S. M... 




Dr. Mason. 


P. M. . . 




W B. Bradbury. 


P. M... 




Anon. 


S. M... 




H W. Greatorex. 


H. M.. 




J. Edson. 


S. M... 




Daniel Read. 


P.M... 




. W. B. Bradbury. 


Chant. 




Gregorian. 


L. M... 




V. C. Taylor. 


L. M... 




Western Air. 


L. M . .Root &, Sweetser' s Coll. 


S.M... 




Dr. Hastings. 


10s & lis. 


Haydn. 


C. M... 




Western Air. 


C M... 




G. Rossini. 


7s, D.. 




S. B. Marsh. 


7s & 6s, 


D. 


. .Dr. Mason, arr. 


L. M... 




..Dr. Mason, arr. 


C P.M 




Dr. Mason. 


7s, D... 


. . Geo. Kingsley, arr. 


8s & 7s, 


D. 


English Air. 


L. M... 




Dr. Mason. 


7s &6s 


D 


.. .J. P. Holbrook. 


L. M.. 




Chas. Zeuner. 


7s & (is 


1) 


Dr. Mason. 


8s & 7s, 


D 


Van Arsdale. 


C. M... 




Brown. 


P.M... 




C. Beec/ter. 


CM... 




Dr. Mason. 


CM... 




Nawvann. 


P. 31... 




.... W. H. Doane. 






8s, 7b & 4s.. .J. P. Holbrook. 



ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF TUNES. 



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It Lb to be understood that most of the Music, included in this Collection, is introduced "by permission," 
either purchased or given. It must, therefore, not be used in auy other without the consent of the authors, or 
of tho^e who hold the copyright of the Tunes. 



TAGE 

Nettleton 162 

None but Jesus 94 

Northtitld 188 

Nureniburg 176 

Old Hundred 28 

Olivet 117 

Olmutz 100, 193 

One more Day 120 

Oriola 147 

Ortonville 58 

Park Street 107 

Pass me not 81 

Penitence 

Floyd's Hymn.. 105, 157 

Portuguese Hymn ... 104 
Precious Blood 165 

Rathbnn 59 

Remsen 127 

Repose 129 

Rest for the Weary.. 194 

Retreat 5 

Return 71 

Rhine 190 

Rockingham 63 

Rock of Ages 15(i 

Roscfield 128 

Rneeel 200 

Scotland 182 

Se<_ r ur 39 

Seymour 36 

Shepherd 109 

Shining Shore 191 

Shirlaud 16 

Sicily 159 

Siloam 142,151 

Silver Street 12, 135 



8s & 7s, D Anon. 

P. M R. Lowry. 

CM lngalts. 

7s J. R. Aide. 

L. M Wm. Franc. 

6s & 4s Dr. Mason. 

S. M Dr. Mason, arr. 

P. M R. Lowry. 

C. M. D....1V. B. Bradbury. 
CM Dr. Baitings. 

L. H F. M. A. Venua. 

P. M W. H.Doane. 

7s, 6s & 8s Oakley. 

7s Pleyel. 

lis John Reading. 

P. M J.H. Stockton. 

8s & 7s /. Conkey. 

CM J. P.Holbrook. 

7s, 6 1. . . .,/. P. Holbrook, arr. 
8s & 7s, D. . .J. W. Dadmun. 

L. M Dr. Hastings. 

CM Dr. Hastings. 

C M German. 

L. M Dr. Mason. 

7s, 6 1 Dr. Hastings. 

7s, 61 Casar Malan. 

7s & 6s, D. 6?. A. Russet, arr. 

12s John Clarke. 

8s, 7s & 4s . . .J. P. Holbrook. 

7s Greatorex Coll. 

lis & 10s. . . Spiritual Songs. 

7s&8s, I) G. F. Root. 

S. M Samuel Stanley. 

8s & 7s Sicilian Air. 

CM I.B. Woodbury. 

S. M Isaac Smith. 



TAGE 

Sing for Jesus 118 

Soluey 139 

Something lor Jesus. 101 

Southport I 

Spohr 2 

St. Ann's 46 

St. Thomas 14 

State Street 13, 28 

Stephens 62 

Stockwell 40,138 

Stoughton 174 

Sweet Hour 1 

Tamworth 185 

Tappan 197 

Tell the Story 121 

Thatcher 134 

The old Story....... 121 

Thy Will be done. 142 
Trusting 89 

Uxbridge 42 

Yalentia 124 

Valley of Blessing... 201 

Ward 167 

Ware 29, 145 

Webb 102, 173 

Will vou go 76 

Wilmot 118 

Windham 152 

Woodland 186 

Woodstock 9 

Woodworth 78, 140 

Yarmouth 103 

Zephyr 61, 179 

Zion 177 



P. M Philip Phillip*. 

8s <fc 7s Schutlz. 

6s & 4s R. Lowry. 

C M Geo. Kingsiey. 

L. M spohr. 

CM Wm. Croft. 

S. M Wm. Tansur. 

S. M J. C. Woodman. 

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INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



[The Figures refer to the Numbers of the Hymns.'] 



Abba Father, 403, 408, 349. 
Abiding, Christ, with Believers, 110, 

108, 78. 
Abrahamic Covenant, 461, 455, 465. 
Absence from God, 258, 272, 291. 
Accepted Time, 232, 227, 257. 
Access to God, 12, 49-51, 63, 78. 
Activity, 412—426, 295—323. 
Adoption, 386, 387, 403, 405, 408. 
Advent of Christ : — 

At Birth, 154—160. 

To Judgment, 555—562. 

To Kingdom— See Millennium. 
Advocate, Christ our, 49, 409, 160, 13, 

50. 
Afflictions, 427—439, 241, 81. 
Almost Christian, 231, 215, 292. 
Angels, 156. 153, 94, 127, 590. 
Ascension of Christ, 179, 56-188. 
Ashamed of Jesus, 300, 324, 317. 
Asleep in Jesus, 547, 559, 548. 
Assurance ;— 

Expressed, 409, 287, 312, 329, 346, 
350, 316. 

Praved for, 278, 285, 353, 402, 
370. 

Urged, 303, 320, 319, 305, 205. 
Atonement; — 

Necessary, 199—205, 479, 239. 

Completed, 290, 206-212, 555, 353. 

Sufficient, 253, 504, 480, 493, 354. 
Autumn, 553, 602, 604. 

Backsliding, 258, 267, 273, 261, 257. 

Baptism, 444—465. 

Benevolence, 416, 425, 333, 384. 

Bible, 133-139. 

Brotherly Love, 378, 383, 386, 392- 

397. 
Burial— See Death and Heaven. 

Calmness, 382. 379, 389. 

Calvary, 439, 253. 

Cares, 311, 315, 332, 350, 373, 398. 

Charity. See Brotherly Love. 

Cheerfulness. See Joy. 

Children, 444—465. 

Child-like Spirit, 339, 330, 381, 359. 

Christ ;— 

Advent at Birth, 154—160. 

Advocate, 409, 160, 13, 50. 

Ascension, 56-188, 170. 

Captain of Salvation, 295, 305, 
317, 322. 

Character. 161-167. 

Crucifixion, 168— 173, "253. See 
Lord's Supper. 

Desire of Nations, 525. 537. 

Divinity, 67, 6S, 153, 89, 95, 174 
178, 181. 

Example. 161-167, 376, 377. 

Friend, 355, 362. 331. 4')9. 400. 

Humanity, 13, 125, 158, 161—167, 
439. 

Immanuel, 339, 174, 180, 187, 182. 

King, 174, 179, 186, 188. 



Christ ;— 

Lamb, 483, 494, 499, 504, 353. 
Life, Incidents of, 161—167. 
Lord, our Righteousness, 152, 

163, 253, 206, 209, 239. 
Love, 59, 316, 331, 345,344,347, 

355, 364, 181, 498. 
Mediator, 207, 208, 212. See Ad- 
vocate. 
Priest, 13, 500, 504- 
Prince of Glory, 253, 179, 176. 
Prince of Peace, 276, 158. 
Prophet. 161—167. 
Refuge. 280—283, 286, 337, 354. 
Resurrection, 174—188. 
Rock of Ages, 479, 534, 312. 
Shepherd, 55, 316, 320, 333, 335, 

336. 
Sufferings, 165, 168-173. See 

Lords Supper. 
Sun of Righteousness, 135, 520, 

144. 
Way, Truth, and Life, 167, 160. 
Word, 158, 107. 
Christians ;— 

Conflicts, 253—294. 
Duties, 412—426. 
Encouragements, 295—323. 
Fellowship, 333—386, 392—397. 
Graces, 365—391. 
Love for the Saviour, 324—364. 
Privileges, 398—411. 
Church ;— 

Afflicted, 522, 523, 533, 536, 542, 

545. 
Beloved of God, 36, 534, 536, 543, 

70. 
Institutions of, 440—443. 
Ordinances of, 444—507. 
Missions and Progress of, 508— 

546. 
Revival of, 522, 523, 514, 520, 541, 

539. 
Triumph of, 514, 512, 521, 530, 

536, 545. 
Unity of, 383—386, 392—397. 
Uniting with— See Lords Sup- 
per. 
Close of Worship. 98—132. 
Comforter— See Holy Spirit. 
Communion of Christians ;— 

With each other -See Felloiv- 

ship. 
With God, 12, 78 -80, 15—20, 22— 
27, 351, 33-!, 358. 344, 347. ■ 
Communion of'Saints, 378, 386, 392— 

397. 
Completeness in Christ, 320. 370. 
Confession— See Repentance and 

Conflict. 
Confidence — See Assurance. 316, 

318, 303. 
Conflict with Sin, 253—294. 
Conformity to Christ, 161—167, 376, 

. 377. 
Conscience, 205, 504. 



Consecration ; — 

Of Possessions, 426, 253, 423,383. 

Of Self to God, 391, 473, 253, 470, 
471, 484, 245—261. 
Consistency, 368, 376. 
Consolations— See Afflictions. 
Constancy, 321, 295, 304, 317, 307. 
Contentment, 371, 373, 379. 380. 
Conversion— See Regeneration. 
Conviction— See Law. 
Courage, 295—323, 425. 
Covenant, 401, 319, 409, 399. k 
Creation, 35, 134. 
Cross ; — 

Bearing, 435, 34£, 166, 299. 

Glorying in, 183, 178, 4S7, 469, 
290. 

Salvation by, 163, 173, 160, 181, 
253, 237, 498, 504. 
Crucifixion of Christ, 10S— 173, 253, 
493, 498. 

Death, 547—559, 577, 578. 

Decrees of God, 148, 475, 142. 

Dedication ; — 

Of Church— See Sanctuary. 
Of Self to God.— See Consecra- 
tion. 

Delay of Repentance, 213, 214, 217, 
232, 238, 555. 

Dependence ;— 

On Providence, 141, 126, 110, 93, 

150, 369. 
On Grace, 289, 301, 409, 411, 277, 
504. 

Depravity— See Lost State of Man. 

Despondency— See Conflict and En- 
couragement. 

Devotion— See Consecration or Play- 
er. 

Diligence— See Activity. 

Doubt— See Conflict and Encourage- 
ment. 

Doxolo^ies, 87, 95, 99, 104, 107, 109, 
115, 128, 130. See pp. 206, 207. 

Earnestness— See Activity. 
Earnest of the Spirit, 189, 402. 
Election— See Decrees. 
Encouragements, 295—323. 
Energy— See Activity. 
Eternity— See Immortality. 
Evening, 22, 24, 25, 60, 78, 98, 103, 106, 

110, 112, 127, 132. 
Exaltation of Christ, 174—185. 
Example ;— 

Of Christ, 377, 161-167. 

Of Christians, 374, 368, 336. 

Faint-heartedness, 302, 308, 320, 319. 
Faith ;— See Confldencs and Trust. 

Gift of God, 373, 281. 

Instrument in Justification, 504, 
202, 204, 257. 289, 479. 

Power of. 365, 3)3, 299, 205, 425. 

Prayer for, 438, 21, 390, 353, 289. 



INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



211 



Faithfulness of Cod, 14S, 300, 308, 

810. 812, 318, 819. 
Fall or Man— See Lost state of Man. 
Family. 444, 461. Sec Children, 
Fasting, 596, •"' .'i. 586, 522. 
Father, God oar— See Ood. 
Fearful in'- < — See Cu/ijlut and En- 

couragementg. 
Fellowship, 878, 883, 888, 392—397. 
Fidelity, 412, 300, 306, 349. 
Forbearance ;— 

Divine, 270, 220, 273. 
Christian, 100, 362, 395, 397, 385, 
375. 
Forgiveness ; — 

Of Sin, 202, 204, 209, 273. See 

fa nee. 
Of lujuries, 1G3, 332, 395, 397, 
385, 375. 
Formality. 31, 221, 193, 874, 288. 
Funeral— See Burial and J> </'?,. 
Friend, Christ our, 355, 3J2, 331, 409, 

400. 
Friends in heaven, 550, 554, 556, 572, 

585. 
Future Punishment, 214, 230, 553. 
560. 

Gentleness, 372. 375, 384. 
Glory of God— See God. 
Glorying in the Cross— See Cross. 
God:-^ 

Attributes. 140—153, S5— 97. 

Beimr. 134, 147. 

Benevolence, 90, 92, 93, 143, 141, 

152. 
Compassion. 182, 173, 163, 212. 
Condescension, 212, 454, 146, 181, 

83. 
Eternitv. 147, 87, 91. 
Faithfulness. 148, 3C0, 308, 310, 

812,318,819. 
Father. 86, 4J1. 337, 403, 408, 4C9. 
Forbearance. 2T0. 220, 273. 
Glorv. 114.!.:. 93, 146. 
Goodness. 90, 93, 143, 141, 152. 
Grace, 152. 89. 411, 408, 301. 
Holiness 39, SO. 144, 209. 
Infinity, 142, 117,07. 90. 
Justice. 204. 231. 262, 200. 143, 90. 
Love. 89, 151, 153.40, 53.81. 
Majesty. 35, 07. 68, 86, 91. 
Mercy, 89, 153, 163. 173, 212. 
Mystery, 07. '.'0. 112. 147. 
Omnipotence, 91. 145, 146, 148. 
Omnipresence, 63, 81, 144, 117. 
Omniscience, 75. 96. 149, 149. 
Patience— See God's Forbzar- 

ance. 
Pitv— See God's Compassion. 
Providence, n 1, 141. 147. 237. 
Saviour, 68, 78. 89. 152, 160, 168. 
Sovereignty, lis 112. 475. 

oacy, 67,39.91,85, S3, 95. 
Trinity, 9a, 107. 180. 
Truth. 1 16, 143, 87. 99. 47. 319. 
(Jnchangeableness, 310, 312,316. 

318, 319. 1 K 
Unsearchnbleness, 67, 90, 142, 

117. 
Wisdom, 119.75,96. 140. 
Gospel— See Atonement and Way 

or' Solvation. 
Grace, in. 801. 89, 406, 152. 
Graces. Christian, :505— 39] 
Gratitude 869, 301. 42. 49, C8, 140,- 

111. 
Crave. 650, 554. 556, 675. 

ogthe Holy Spirit— See Holy 
Spirit. 
Growth in Grace, 421, 377, 166, 161, 

863, 57t. 
Guidance. Divine, 124, 352, 129, 371, 
444, 310. 



Happiness, 345, 331, 316, 373. 
Harvest, 002, «,0l. 

Hearing the Word, 100, 115, 121, 126, 
128, 139. 

Heart ;— 

Change of— Sec Regeneration. 
Deceiifulness of, 208, 270, 232, 

203. 
Searching of, 250, 271, 268, 285. 
Surrender of, 250, 251, 255, 4S0, 
484, 257, 258. 
Heaven ; — 

Christ there, 559, 582, 570, 584, 

592, 580. 
Friends there, 550, 554, 550, 572, 

585. 
Rest there, 573, 576, 580, 582, 5S5, 
589. 
Hell. 214, 230. 558, 560. 
Heirship with Christ— See Adoption. 
Hiding-place— See Christ. 
Holiness ; — 

Of Christians— See Purity and 

Conformity to Clu isL 
Of God-See God. 
noly Scriptures— See Bible. 
Holy Spirit :— 189— 198. 

Divine, 189. 194. 197. 198. 
Grieved, 190, 215, 217, 227. 
Striving, 215. 229, 242. 
Witnessing, 189, 402, 101, 103. 
Home— See Family or Heaven. 
Hope ;— 

Under Affliction, 241. 435. 430. 
Under Conviction, 273, 270, 25G, 

247. 
Under Dcspondencv, 295, 302, 

316, 301. 398. 
In Death, 556, 550, 549, 554, 572, 
577. 
Humiliation— See Fasting. 
Humility, 379-381, 389, 377. 

Immanuel— See Christ. 
Immortalitv, 230, 550, 554, 557, 559, 

572. 570 
Importunity, 14, 31. 51. 54, 58. 
Imputation, 504, 499. 168. 172, 493. 
Incarnation — See Adient. 
Infants— See Children. 
Ingratitude, 227. 231. 2GS, 270. 
Inspiration. 137. 133 
Installation— Set- Ministry. 
Intercession of Christ, 498, 13, 51, 

187. 
Invitations of the Gospel, 213—244. 

Jehovah— See God. 

Jews. 50S, 532. 

Joining the Church— See Lord's 

Supper. 
Joy, 381, 373, 345. 
Jubilee, 538. 510. 515. 
Judgment-day. 484, 490, . r ;58— 562. 
Ju -rice— See God. 
Justification— See Atonement and 

Faith. 

Kindness— See Brotherly Love. 
Kingdom of Christ;— See Millen- 
nium 

Prayer for, 516, 524, 525, 628, 5:;:. 

Progress of, 508. 512, 517. 521, 531, 

511. 
Knowledge, 133. 137, 142, 147. 

Labor— Sec Activity. 
Lamb of Gorl— See Christ. 
Law of God;— 

And Gospel. 171, 504, 199, 202, 

205. 
Conviction under, 201. 205,204, 
171. ^ '<><■■■ 

Liberality, 388, 353, 3o7, 426, 424. 



Life ;— 

Brevity, 553, 578, 575, 238, 348. 
Object of, 264, 280, 220. 
Solemnity, 205, 220, 20), 231, 225. 

414. 
Uncertainty, 414, 238, 2C5, 547. 
572, 575. 
Little Things, 385, 366. 
Likeness to Christ— See Conformity. 
Longing ;— 

For God, 871, 351, 1, 27. 37, 272. 
For Christ, 138, 280, 352, 349, 336. 

334. 
For Heaven, 580, 579, 574, 5G9— 
571. 573. 
Long-suffering— See Forbearance. 
Looking to Jesus, 2,7, 269, 353, 354, 

356. 
Lord's Day— See Sabbath. 
Lord's Supper, 406—507. > 
Lord our Itighteousness, 152, 163. 

181. 
Lost State cf Man, 199—205. 
Love ; — 

Of God— See God. 

Of Christ— See Christ. 

Of Holy Spirit, 189, 193, 195. 

For God, 185, 409, 4e:3, 408, 81, 

37. 
For the Saviour, 324-304, 4°5. 
For the Saints, 378, 383, 3^6, 392 

—397. 
For Souls, 228. 415, 424. 362, 546. 
For the Church, 70, 86, 502, 534 
Loving-Kindness. 345, 808. 
Lukewarmuess— See Formality. 

Majesty of God— See God. 
Man, Fallen- See Led State. 
Martyr-faith, 303, 2! 9. 295, :-:5. 365. 
Mediator— See Christ. 
Mediatorial Reign— See Kinqdom. 
Meditation, 1, 5, 20, 25, 22, 84. 80, 83. 
Meekness, 359. 372. 375. :;77. K80, 389. 
Mercifulness, 383, 375, £84, 424. 
Mercy— See God. 
Mercy-seat, 12, 15, 24, 45. 
Millennium, 524, 528, 530, 537, 545. 
Ministry, 440^442. 
Missions. 508-540. 
Missionaries, 540.518. 542, 442. 
Morning, 9, 4, 02, 09. 
Mortality— Set; Death and Life. 
Mystery of Providence, 142,'l49, 147. 
310, 315, 429, 431. 

National, 003. 596, 591. ~<X,. 86, 
Nature, Light of, 134, 136, 188, 146. 
Nearness to God, 81, 18, 344, 351. 

272, 144, 551. 
Nearness to Heaven, 559, CG5, 572. 

578, 582 
Needful, One Thing, 218, 
New Song of Heaven, 44, 177. 18T 

584. 
New fear, 601, 599. 
Night— See Evening. 

Old Age, 110, 819, 517. 559, 557, 572. 
Omni pot ence— See Ood. 
Omnipresence- Bee Ood. 

Omniscience- See Ood. 
Opening of Service. I 
Oppressed. 321. 605, 888, 884. 
Ordinances -See ('lunch. 
Ordination See Ministry. 
Orphans, 406, 572, 550, 552, 438, 151. 

Pardon— See Forgiveness. 
Parting. 392, 474. 99. 109, 113. 
Pastor;— See Ministry. 
Patience. 401, .1,1:2, 149. 

Peace ; — 

Christian, 399, ;, , :;S9. 



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INDEX OF SUBJECTS. 



Pacee ;— 

National, 803, 594, 596, 36. 
Peace-makers, 395, 392, 386, 388, 382, 

384. 
Penitence— See Repentance. 
Pentecost, 194, 197, 32. 
Perseverance, 502, 409, 404, 401. 
Pestilence 593. 
M Pilgrim Fathers," 598, 603. 
Pilgrim-spirit, 338, 320, 572, 581, 583. 
Pity of God— See God. 
Pleasures, worldly, 259, 488, 213, 251, 

253,284. 
Poor, 331, 415, 635. 
Praise, 6, 11, 35, 42, a5-97. 
P/ayer, 1, 12, 13, 25, 28, 57, 63, 69, 

79. 
Preaching— See Ministry. 
Predestination — See Decrees. 
Pride— Sae Humility. 
Procrastination— See Belay. 
Prodigal Son, 210, 222, 223, 239. 
Profession of Religion — See Lord's 

Supper. 
Progress —See Growth in Grace. 
Promises, 148, 319, 318, 300. 
Providence— See God. 
Pnrity, 403, 386, 152, 203, 436. 
Punishment of Wicked— See Future 

Punishment. 

Race, Christian, 293, 298, 314. 
Receiving Christ, 243—261. 
Redemption— See Atonement 
Refuse— See Christ. 
Regeneration ; — 

Necessary, 199, 292, 203, 265. 

Prayed for, 194, 195, 219, 253, 480. 

Wrought by God, 196, 436, 195, 
193, 233, 234. 
Renunciation of the World, 259, 483, 

213, 231, 253, 277. 
Repentance, 246—277. 
Resignation, 427—439. 
Rest, 533, 573, 571, 563, 563. 
Resurrection ;— 

Of Christ -See Christ. 

Of Believers, 230, 550, 551,557, 
559, 572 576. 
Retirement— See Meditation and 

Prayer. 
Return to God, 222, 223, 239, 249. 



Revival, 522, 523, 520, 533, 535, 536, 

539, 256. 
Riches, 253, 287, 391, 426. 
Righteousness, Robe of, 152, 252, 

329, 263. 
Rock of Ages, 479, 534, 312. 

Sabbath, 2, 5, 8, 43, 52, 61, 72, 105, 
116. 

Sabbath-School— See Children. 

Sacraments, 444—507. 

Sailors, 597, 600. 

Salvation— See Atonement. 

Sanctilication— See Growth in Grace. 

Sanctuary : — 

Dedication, 443, 19, 36, 41, 45. 
Love for, 45, 70, 7, 19, 17, 56. 

Satan, 232, 297, 412. 

Saviour — See God. 

Science and Revelation— See Knowl- 
edge. 

Scriptures— See Bible. 

Seamen— See Sailors. 

Self-deception, 268, 270, 201, 205, 285. 

Self-dedication— See Consecration. 

Self-denial, 362, 306, 371, 377, 380, 891, 
200, 166, 422. 

Self-examination, 271, 250, 269, 272, 
274, 285. 

Self-renunciation — See Consecra- 
tion. 

Self-righteousness — See Self-decep- 
tion. 

Sensibility— See Weeping. 

Shepherd— See Christ. 

Sickness, 428, 431, 433, 436, 437. 

Sin: — 

Indwelling— See Heart and Con? 

flict. 
Original— See Lost State of Man. 
Conviction of— See Repentance. 

Sincerity. 221, 31, 192, 193, 374. 

Soldier, Christian, 295, 299, 317, 322, 
282, 412. 

Soul of Man— See Immortality. 

Souls, Love for— See Love and Weep- 
ing. 

Sovereignty— See God. 

Spirit—See Holy Spirit. 

Star of Bethlehem, 159. 

Steadfastness, 295, 300, 303, 318, 322, 



Storm, 93, 145, 140, 149. 
Strength, As our Days, 82. 
Submission— See Resignation. 
Sun of Righteousness— See Christ. 
Sympathy— See Brotherly Love. 

Temperance, 368, 418, 239. 
Temptation — See Conflict. 
Thanksgiving, 602, 604. See Praise. 
Time— See Life. 
To-day, 232, 2*0, 214. 238. 
To-morrow, 238, 217, 232. 
Trials, 432, 431. 439, 304, 314, 319. 
Trinity— See God. 
Trust ;— 

In Christ, 289, 277, 259, 304, 329, 
349, 363, 504, 300, 301. 

In Providence, 369, 372, 390, 389, 
319, 318, 148, 149. 

Unbelief— See Faith or Confict. 
Union of Saints :— 

To Christ, 502, 409, 370, 329, 289, 

277. 
To each other, 392—397, 378, 383, 

386. 
In Heaven and on Earth, 396, 
550, 557, 564, 565, 572. 

Waiting— See Patience. 

Wandering— See Backsliding. v 

War— See Peace. 

Warfare, Christian— See Soldier. 

Warnings— See Imitations. 

Watchfulness, 422, 412, 414, 587, 297, 
29, 231. 

Way of Salvation, 20C— f.57. 

Wealth— See Riches. 

Weeping, 228. 313, 419. 

Wisdom— See God. 

Witness— See Holy Spirit. 

Word of God— See Bible. 

Worldliness— See Pieasvres. 

Wrath of God— See Future Punish- 
ment. 

Year, Opening and Closing, 599, 
601. 

Zeal— See Activity. 
Zion— See Church. 




INDEX OF FIRST LINES 



[The numbers refer to the Hymns.] 



Abba, Father, hear thy child 387 

Abide with me! Fast falls the eventide. 110 

A broken heart, my God, my King 255 

A charge to keep I have 226 

Acquaint thyself quickly, O sinner ! 218 

All, this heart is void and chill 579 

Alas ! and did my Saviour bleed 108 

All hail th? power of Jesus' name 174 

All is dying ; hearts are breaking 818 

All people that on earth do dwell 88 

Always with us, always with us 358 

Amazing grace ! how sweet the sound. .. 301 

Am I a soldier of the cross 299 

And canst thou, sinner! slight 227 

And dost thou say, " Ask what thou,".. . 14 

Another six days' work is done 8 

A parting hymn we sing 503 

Ansa, my soul, arise 291 

Asleep in Jesus ! blessed sleep 548 

Assembled at thy great command 519 

At the Lamb's higli feast we sing 483 

At thy command, our dearest Lord 433 

Awake, and sing the song 44 

Awake, awake the sacred song 158 

Awaked by Sinai's awful sound 2G3 

Awak ■, my heart ! arise, my tongue. . . . 152 

Awake, my soul ! and with the sun 9 

Awak ■, my s ml ! lift up thine eyes 297 

Awake, my soul, stretch every nerve. . .. 298 

Awake, my soul, to joyful lays 345 

Awake, our souls ! away our fears 293 

Away from earth my spirit turns 81 

Begin, my tongue, some heavenly theme 148 

Be.ioll, the expected time draws near.. . 512 

Behold the glories. of the Lamb 175 

Bjhold the Saviour of mankind 169 

Behold the throne of grace ! 50 

Bvihol I what wondrous grace 408 

Blessel angels, high in heaven 424 

Bless : d are the sons of God 386 

Blessed fountain, full of grace 361 

Blest bo the tie that binds 392 

Blest Comforter divine 198 

Ble3t is the man whose softening heart. 384 

Blow ye the trumpet ! blow 294 

Bread of heaven ! on thee we feed 482 

Brethren, while we sojourn here 282 

Brief life is here our portion 591 



rmrw 

Brother, hast thou wandered far 239 

By cool Siloam's shady rill 463 

Calm me, my God, and keep me calm. . . 382 

Cast thy bread upon the waters 423 

Cease, ye mourners, cease to languish. . . 554 

Children of the heavenly King 320 

Christian, let your heart be glad 323 

Christ is our corner-stone 293 

Christ, of all my hopes the ground 376 

Christ, whose glory fills the skies 62 

Come at the morning hour 71 

Come, gracious Lord, descend and dwell. 3 

Come, gracious Spirit, heavenly Dove. . . 192 

Come, happy souls, approach your God. . 207 

Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come 195 

Come, Holy Spirit ! calm my mind 191 

Come, Holy Spirit, come 196 

Come, Holy Spirit, from on high. ....... 463 

Come, Holy Spirit, heavenly Dove 193 

Come, Jesus, Redeemer, abide thou 501 

Come, kingdom of our God 528 

Come, let us join our cheerful songs 177 

Come, let us lift our joyful eyes 33 

Come, Lord, and tarry not 524 

Come, my soul, thy suit prepare 57 

Come, said Jesus' sacred voice 236 

Come, sound his praise abroad 35 

Come, Spirit, source of light 46 

Come, thou Almighty King 95 

Come, thou Fount of every blessing 497 

Come, thou long-expected Jesus 537 

Come, thou soul-transforming Spirit . . . . 121 

Come to the ark, come to the ark 224 

Come, trembling sinner, in whose breast 219 

Come, we who love the Lord 42 

Come, ye disconsolate, where'er 241 

Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched 242 

Come, ye thankful people, come 602 

Come, ye that know and fear the Lord. . 151 

Complete in thee, no work of mine 370 

Crown his head with endless blessing. . . 68 

Dearest of all the names above 339 

Dear Father, to thy mercy-seat 27 

Dear Jesus, let thy pitying eye 450 

Dear Refuge of my weary soul 337 

Dear Saviour, ever at ray side 448 

Dear Saviour, if these lambs should stray 461 



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INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 



HYMN 

Dear Saviour ! we are thine. 503 

Delay not, delay not, sinner 217 

Depth of mercy ! can there be 273 

Did Christ o'er sinners weep 228 

Dismiss us with thy blessing, Lord 100 

Do not I love thee, my Lord 287 

Ere to the world again we go 102 

Eternal God, celestial King 11 

Fading, still fading, the last beam is 182 

Far from my thoughts, vain world 83 

Far from the world. Lord, I flee 20 

Father, bless thy word to all 115 

Father, hear our humble claim 378 

Father, hear the prayer we offer 425 

Father of eternal grace 377 

Father of mercies ! send thy grace 383 

Father of our spirits ! hear 117 

Father ! whate'er of earthly bliss 379 

Feeble, helpless, how shall 1 360 

Firm as the earth thy gospel stands 404 

For a season called to part 113 

" Forbid them not," the Saviour cried. . . 445 

Forever with the Lord 57G 

For thee, O dear, dear country 580 

For the mercies of the day 110 

Fountain of grace, rich, full, and free. . . 327 

Fount of everlasting love 539 

Frequent the day of God returns 21 

From all that dwell below the skies. ... 87 

From every earthly pleasure 74 

From every stormy wind that blows. ... 12 

From Greenland's icy mountains 529 

From the cross uplifted high 480 

From the table now retiring 492 

Full of trembling expectation 260 

Gently, gently lay the rod 275 

Gently, Lord, oh, gently lead us 123 

Give to the winds thy fears 309 

Glorious things of thee are spoken 534 

Glory to thee, my God, this night 103 

God Almighty and All-seeing ! 75 

God, in the gospel of his Son . 133 

God is my strong salvation. 318 

God is near thee 551 

God is the refuge of his saints 51 1 

God moves in a mysterious way 149 

God of my life, thy boundless grace 248 

God of our salvation, hear us 122 

God of the morning ray 96 

God of the sunlight hours, how sad 34 

God's glory is a wondrous thing * 307 

Gracel 'tis a charming sound! 411 

Great (J<>d, attend while Zion sings 10 

( i reat ( Jod, now condescend 457 

Great God, we sing that mighty hand.. . 599 

Great (Jod, wh it do 1 see and hear 558 

Great God, wlien I approach thy throne. 209 

Great (Jod, whoso universal sway 501) 

Great is the Lord our God 36 

Great Sun of Righteousness, arise! 135 

Guide me, O thou great Jehovah. ....... 124 



HYMN 

Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews. . 367 

Hail, thou bright and sacred morn 01 

Hail, thou once despised Jesus 187 

Hail to the Lord's Anointed 532 

Hail, tranquil hour of closing day ! 22 

Happy, Saviour, would I be 390 

Happy the meek, whose gentle breast. . . 372 

Happy the souls to Jesus 396 

Hark ! hark ! my soul, angelic songs. . . . 606 

Hark ! ten thousand harps and voices. . . 186 

Hark ! the voice of Jesus calling 546 

Hasten, sinner ! to be wise 238 

Hear. O sinner, mercy hails you 243 

Heavenly Father, sovereign Lord 59 

Heavenly Shepherd, guide us 129 

Heavenly Spirit ! may each heart 65 

Here I can firmly rest 409 

He that goeth forth with weeping 419 

High in the heavens, eternal God ! 90 

High in yonder realms of light 585 

Hosanna to the Prince of light 176 

How blest the righteous when he dies.. . 549 

How calm and beautiful the morn 52 

How charming is the place v 45 

How condescending and how kind 173 

How firm a foundation, ye saints 319 

How gentle God's commands 311 

How helpless guilty nature lies 203 

How large the promise ! how divine. . . . 465 

How oft, alas ! this wretched heart 270 

How pleasant, how divinely fair 7 

How precious is the book divine 137 

How sad our state by nature is 202 

How shall the young secure their hearts. 139 

How sweet and awful is the place 475 

How sweetly flowed the gospel sound. . . 164 

How sweet, how heavenly is the sight. . c95 

How sweet the melting lay 69 

How sweet the name of Jesus sounds. . . 340 

How sweet to leave the world awhile. . . 17 

How swift the torrent rolls 578 

I am coming to the cross 277 

I bless thee, Lord, for sorrows sent 428 

I cannot always trace the way 429 

If human kindness meets return 478 

If on our daily course our mind 366 

I have entered the valley of blessing . . . 592 

I heard the voice of Jesus say 286 

I love thy kingdom, Lord 70 

I love to steal awhile away 25 

I love to tell the story / 364 

I'm a pilgrim, and I 'm a stranger 588 

I'm but a stranger here 581 

I'm not ashamed to own my Lord 300 

In every trying hour 407 

In heavenly love abiding 316 

In the Christian's home in glory 580 

In the cross of Christ I glory 183 

In thy name, O Lord, assembling 76 

In time of fear, when trouble 's near. . . SC4 

In vain we seek for peace with God 204 

I saw One hanging on a tree 171 

I stand on Zion's mount 812 






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311 



wna 

Is there ambition in my heart '? 880 

I will sing for Jesus 346 

I would love thee, God and Father 185 

I would not live alway : I ask 557 

Jehovah reigns ; his throne is high 86 

Jerusalem ! my happy home 566* 

Jerusalem, the glorious 588 

Jerusalem, the golden 588 

Jesus, and didst thou leave the sky 212 

Jesus ! and shall it ever be 824 

Jesus calls us o'er the tumult 488 

Jesus! I love thy charming name 341 

Jesus, I my cross have taken 349 

Jesus, in sickness and in pain 433 

Jesus, keep me near the cross 290 

Jesus, let thy pitying eye 258 

Jesus ! lover of my soul 280 

Jesus, Master ! hear me now 485 

Jesus, my all, to heaven is gone 160 

Jesus only, when the morning 356 

Jesus shall reign where'er the sun 521 

Jesus spreads his banner o'er us 490 

Jesus, the very thought of thee 342 

Jesus ! thy love shall we forget 165 

Jesus, we look to thee 393 

Jesus, where'er thy people meet 15 

Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding. . . . 552 

Jesus, who knows full well 51 

Jesus, who on Calvary's mountain 489 

Joy to the world, the Lord is come 154 

Just as I am, without one plea 246 

Keep silenc?, all created things! 147 

Keep us, Lord, oh, keep us ever 126 

Laborers of Christ, ariss 415 

Lead us, heavenly Father, lead us 125 

Let me but hear my Saviour say 82 

Let party names no more 394 

Light of the soul ! O Saviour blest 330 

Light of those whose dreary dwelling. . . 535 

Like the eagle, upward, onward 421 

Lo! he comes with clouds descending.. . 582 

Lo. he coineth ! countless trumpets 581 

L')ok from thy sphere of endless day 510 

Look, ye saints, the sight is glorious. . . . 188 

Lo ! on a narrow neck of land 

Lo ! the day of rest declineth 131 

Lo! what a glorious sight appears 567 

Lord, as to thy dear cross we flee 163 

Lord, at tins closing hour 109 

Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing, Bid. . 128 

Lord, dismiss us with thy blessing, Fill. . 120 

Lord, from thy blessed throne 606 

Lord God of Hosts, by all adored ! 91 

Lord God, the Holy Ghost ! 197 

Lord, how mysterious are thy ways 14 I 

Lord, how s -cure my conscience was. . , . 205 

Lord, I am thine, entirely thine 170 

Lord. I cannot let thee go 58 

Lord, if at thy command 417 

Lord, I hear of showers of blessing 256 

Lord, in this sacred hour 41 



HYMN 

Lord, now we part in thy blest name.. . . 9U 

Lord of all being ; throned afar 144 

Lord of my life, whose tender care 

Lord, thou art my rock of strength 281 

Lord, thou on earth didst love thine. . . . 397 

Lord, we come before thee now 54 

Lord ! when we bend before thy throne. . 31 

Lord, while for all mankind we pray. . . . 594 

Love divine, all love excelling 347 

Majestic sweetness sits enthroned 180 

Make haste, O man, to live 414 

Make us, by thy transforming grace 162 

Marked as the purpose of the skies 517 

May the grace of Christ, our Saviour. . . . 130 

Messiah ! at thy glad approach 157 

Mighty God ! while angels bless thee. . . 67 

Millions within thy courts 105 

More love to thee, O Christ 496 

Mourn for the thousands slain 418 

Much in sorrow, oft in woe 322 

Must Jesus bear the cross alone 435 

My country ! 't is of thee 603 

My days are gliding swiftly by 572 

My dear Redeemer, and my Lord 161 

My faith looks up to thee 353 

My Father, God ! how sweet the sound.. 403 

My feet are weary with the march 571 

My God, accept my heart this day 250 

My God, how endless is thy love 369 

My God, is any hour so sweet 79 

My God, my Father, blissful name ! 405 

My God, my Father, while I stray 427 

My God, permit my tongue 37 

My God, the covenant of thy love . 401 

My gracious Lord, I own thy right 471 

My Jesus, as thou wilt 430 

My opening eyes with rapture see 4 

My soul, be on thy guard 41 2 

My soul complete in Jesus stands 339 

My soul, how lovely is the place 19 

My spirit on thy care 332 

My times of sorrow and of joy 

Nearer, my God, to thee 351 

Not all the blood of beasts 504 

Not all the outward forms on earth. . . . 199 

Not to condemn the sons of men 1 ;:} 

Not with our mortal eyes 

Now be the gospel banner 530 

Now, from labor and from care 60 

Now is the accepted tune 232 

Now let our voices join 

Now may he, who from the dead 1 IS 

Now, God, thine own I am ! 391 

Now to the Lord a noble song 89 

O, bow thine ear, Eternal One 

O, could I speak the matchless worth. . . 

O day of rest and gladness 

O'er the gloomy hills of darkness 514 

- that are weary, and hearts that. . 506 

O ! for a closer walk with God 

O, for a shout of sacred joy 17'J 



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INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 



HYMN 

! for a thousand tongues to sing 182 

O ! for that tenderness of heart 269 

O, for the death of those 577 

O, for the happy hour 523 

O Garden of Olives, thou dear honored . . 505 

0, gift of gifts ! O. grace of faith ! 373 

O God, beneath thy guiding hand 598 

O God of Bethel, by whose hand 444 

O God of mercy ! hear ray call 252 

O God of sovereign grace 527 

O, happy day that fixed my choice 473 

holy Saviour ! Friend unseen 438 

O, how divine, how sweet the joy 210 

O ! if my soul were formed for woe 170 

O Jesus, bruised and wounded more 467 

O Lord, another day is flown . ._ 24 

O Lord ! encouraged by thy grace 460 

O Lord, how full of sweet content 37 1 

O Lord, how infinite thy love ! 208 

O Lord our God ! arise 526 

O Lord, thy pitying eye 441 

O Lord, thy work revive 522 

O Love Divine ! that stooped to share. . . 81 

O mother dear, Jerusalem 569 

One more day's work for Jesus 362 

One there is, above all others 355 

On Jordan's rugged banks I stand 565 

O, not my own these verdant hills 326 

On the mountain's top appearing 542 

O, praise our God to-day 416 

O, praise ye the Lord ! prepare your. ... 92 

O sacred Head, now wounded 493 

O, see how Jesus trusts himself 288 

O sinner, bring not tears alone 221 

O Spirit of the living God 513 

O Sun of righteousness, arise 520 

O, tell me, thou Life and Delight of my.. 336 

O, that 1 could forever sit 341 

O ! the sweet wonders of that cross 469 

O ! this soul, how dark and blind 285 

O thou above all praise 39 

O thou, in whose presence my soul 593 

O thou who hast died to redeem us 500 

O thou who hear'st the prayer of faith . . 263 

O thou whom we adore 525 

O thou whose mercy guides my way. . . . 433 

O thou, whose tender mercy hears 249 

O, turn ye, O, turn ye, for why. 216 

Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer. . 446 

Our children thou dost claim ; 455 

Our Father, which art in heaven 607 

Our heavenly Father calls 49 

O, where shall rest be found 230 

O, worship the King all-glorious above. . 93 

Paschal Lamb, by God appointed 499 

Pass me not, O gentle Saviour 257 

Pilgrim, burdened with thy sin 234 

Pilgrims in this vale of sorrow 422 

Pour out thy Spirit from on high 440 

Praise ye Jehovah's name 97 

Prayer is the breath of God in man 30 

Prayer is the soul's sincere desire 28 

Prepare us, Lord, to view thy cross 476 



HYMN 

Prince of Peace, control my will 276 

Quiet, Lord, my fro ward heart 389 

Rejoice, rejoice, believers 587 

Rejoice ! the Lord is King 292 

Remember thy Creator now 449 

Return, O wanderer, now return 223 

Return, O wanderer, to thy home 222 

Rise, my soul, and stretch thy wings. . . 574 

Rise, O my soul, pursue the path 303 

Rock of Ages, cleft for me 479 

Salvation ! oh, the joyful sound 211 

Saviour, again to thy dear name Ill 

Saviour, breathe an evening blessing... . 127 

Saviour, hear us, through thy merit 357 

Saviour, I follow on 352 

Saviour, I look to thee 354 

Saviour, King, in hallowed union 452 

Saviour, like a shepherd lead us 451 

Saviour, source of every blessing 184 

Saviour ! teach me, day by day 359 

Saviour, thy dying love v 494 

Saviour ! thy gentle voice 495 

Saviour, visit thy plantation 533 

Saviour, when in dust to thee 284 

Saviour, when night involves the skies. . 328 

Saviour! who thy flock art feeding 453 

S/.w ye not the cloud arise 541 

Say, sinner! hath a voice within 215 

Scorn not the slightest word or deed .... 385 

Searcher of hearts ! from mine erase 271 

See, gracious God, before thy throne. . . . 596 

See Israel's gentle Shepherd stand 464 

See the eternal Judge descending 560 

See the leaves around us falling 553 

Show pity, Lord : O Lord, forgive 254 

Since Jesus freely did appear 595 

Since Jesus is my friend 331 

Sing, all ye ransomed of the Lord 305 

Sing to the Lord, ye distant lands 155 

Sinner ! rouse thee from thy sleep 235 

Sinners, turn, why will ye die ? 233 

dinners, will you scorn the message 244 

Soft and holy is the place 64 

Softly fades the twilight ray 116 

Softly now the light of day 112 

So let our lips and lives express 368 

Sometimes a light surprises 315 

Sons of men, behold from far 540 

Soon may the last glad song arise 516 

Soul, then know thy full salvation 350 

Sovereign of worlds ! display thy power. 515 

Sow in the morn thy seed 413 

Speak gently — it is better far 375 

Speak to me, Lord ! thyself reveal 338 

Spirit Divine ! attend our prayer 194 

Spirit of truth ! on this thy day 32 

Stand up, my soul ! shake off thy fears. . 295 

Stand up !— stand up for Jesus 317 

Stay, thou insulted Spirit ! stay 190 

Stealing from the world away 66 

Strait is the way, the door is strait 200 



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INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 



217 



HYMN 

Sun of my soul ! thou Saviour dear 78 

Sure the blest Comforter is nigh 189 

Bweet hour of prayer ! sweet hour 1 

Sweet is the light of Sabbath eve 5 

Sweet is the work, my God. my King. . . G 

Sweet is the work, O Lord 48 

Sweet Land of rest ! for thee I sigh 573 

Sweet Saviour, bless us ere we go 474 

Sweet the moments, rich in blessing 487 

Sweet was the time when first I felt 2G7 

Take me, mv Father, take me 2G1 

Take my heart, O Father ! take it 486 

Tell me" the old, old story 333 

The day, Lord, is spent 103 

The God of harvest praise G04 

The harvest dawn is near 313 

The head that once was crowned with. . 173 

The heavens declare thy glory, Lord. . . . 134 

The Lord, how fearful is his name 143 

The Lord! how wondrous are his ways. 143 

The Lord is my Shepherd, he makes me 335 

The Lord, our God, is full of might 145 

The Lord our God is Lord of all 150 

The mind was formed to mount sublime 264 

The morning light is breaking 531 

The peace which God alone reveals 104 

The people of the Lord 314 

The promise of my Father's love 447 

The roseate hues of early dawn 570 

The Saviour bids thee watch and pray. . 29 

The Saviour kindly calls 454 

The Saviour ! oh, what endless charms. . 181 

The Spirit in our hearts 229 

The starry firmament on high 136 

The sun himself.shall fade 310 

The swift declining day 10G 

The voice of free grace cries, Escape 555 

There is a fountain filled with blood. .203, 279 

There is a land immortal 590 

There is a land of pure delight 564 

There is an eye that never sleeps 23 

There is an hour of hallowed peace 563 

There is an hour of peaceful rest 563 

There is a line by us unseen 220 

They are slaves who will not choose. ... 321 

They who seek the throne of grace G3 

Thine earthly Sabbaths, Lord, we love. . 2 

Thine forever ! God of love 4S4 

Thine holy day's returning 73 

This child* we dedicate to thee 458 

Thou art gone to the grave ! but we will 556 

Thou art the Way : to thee alone 1G7 

Thou, from whom we never part 114 

Thou God of sovereign grace 416 

Thou Judge of quick and dead 231 

Thou lovely Source of true delight 138 

Thou. O my Jesus, thou didst me 172 

Thou, Saviour, from thy throne on high. 80 

Thou very present Aid 406 

Though I speak with angel tongu?s. . . . 

Though now the nations sit beneath. . . . 50 ) 

Thus far the Lord has led me on .... . 93 

Thy home is with the humble, Lord. . . . 381 



HYMN 

Thy mercy, my God, is the theme 507 

Thy name, Almighty Lord 47 

Thy way, not mine. O Lord 431 

" Thy will be done !" In devious way. . . 434 

Time is winging us away 575 

'T is a point I long to know 278 

'T is by the faith of joys to come 365 

To God, the only wise 107 

To thy pastures fair and large 55 

To thy temple we repair 56 

Together with these symbols, Lord 477 

Triumphant Zion, lift thy head 514 

'T was on that dark, that doleful night. . 463 

Unite, my roving thoughts, unite 400 

Vain are the hopes, the sons of men 201 

Vain, delusive world, adieu '. . 259 

Vain were all our toil and labor 420 

Wake the song of jubilee 538 

Walk in the light ! so shalt thou know.. 374 

We are on our journey home 582 

We are watching, we are waiting 545 

Weary sinner ! keep thine eyes 237 

We come, O Lord, before thy throne . . . 591 

Weeping will not save me 289 

Welcome, days of solemn meeting 77 

Welcome, O Saviour, to my heart 251 

Welcome, sweet day of rest 43 

Welcome, welcome, dear Redeemer 245 

We pray thee, wounded Lamb of God.. . 472 

We're traveling home to heaven above. . 240 

What cheering words are these 410 

What shall I render to my God 153 

What various hindrances we meet 18 

When all thy mercies, O my God 141 

When along life's thorny road 283 

When I can read my title clear 398 

When I survey the wondrous cross 253 

When I view my Saviour bleeding 49S 

When languor and disease invade 437 

When, marshaled on the nightly plain. . 159 

When my last hour is close at hand. . . . 559 

When, my Saviour, shall I be 274 

When our heads are bowed with woe. . . 439 

When rising from the bed of death .... 225 

When sins and fears prevailing rise 325 

When thou, my righteous Judge, shalt. . 2(12 

Whence do our mournful thoughts arise 302 

Wherever two or three may meet 23 

Where high the heavenly temple stands 13 

Where two or three, with sweet accord.. 16 

While in sweet communion feeding 491 

While life prolongs its precious light. . . 21 1 

While my Rede -ne-r 's near 3 3 

While now upon this Sabbath eve 101 

While o'er the deep thy servants sail. . . 600 

While shepherds watched their flocks.. . 156 

While thee I seek, protecting Power. . . . 140 

While with ceaseless course the sun . . GUI 

Who are these in bright array 584 

Why do we mourn departing friends. . .. 550 



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INDEX OF FIRST LINES. 



HTMN 

Why should the children of a King 402 

Why should we start, and fear to die. . . 547 

Why will ye waste on trifling cares 213 

With heavenly power, Lord, defend. .. 442 

With joy we lift our eyes 40 

With my substance I will honor 426 

With tearful eyes I look around 247- 

With tears of anguish I lament 268 

With thankful hearts our songs we raise 459 



Ye Christian heralds ! go, proclaim 518 

Ye nations round the earth, rejoice 85 

Ye servants of God, your Master 94 

Ye trembling souls, dismiss your fears. . 306 

Ye who in these courts are found 481 

Your harps, ye trembling saints 308 

Zion, dreary and in anguish 536 

Zion stands with hills surrounded 543 



THE FAVORITE BOOK. 



From Rev. Thos. S. Hastings, D.D., Pastor of the 
West Frcs. Church, New York City, April it,, 1873. 
,k I have examined the Songs for the Sanctuary very 
carefully, and the more I have studied and used it, the 
more thoroughly I am persuaded that, on the whole, it 
is decidedly the best collection now before the public. 
The Church I serve, at my suggestion, and the cordial 
recommendation of the session, has recently adopted it 
for our services, giving it a marked and decided prefer- 
ence over all similar books now issued." 

From Rev. Howard Crosby, D.D., Chancellor of the 

University 0/ New York, and Pastor 0/ the Fourth 

Avenue Presbyterian Church, Nov. 26, 1872. 

"The Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church uses the 
Songs for the Sanctuary in both Church building and 
lecture-room. We selected the book after very careful 
examination of others, and are perfectly satisfied with 
our choice." 

From Rev. Robert R. Booth, D.D., University Place 
Presbyterian Church, New York, Nov. 1872. 
" We have used the Songs for the Sanctuary since 
1866, first in the old Mercer Street Church, and now in 
the University Place Church. I can conscientiously 
say that it grows upon our affections the longer we use 
it. It holds its place by its own mem, and not by any 
effort or favor of mine. I learn that it has just been 
adopted also by our two mission flocks, and is awaken- 
ing new interest in the service of praise among them. 
In my judgment, it is the best book of the kind in exist- 
ence." 

From Rev. R. S. Storrs, D.D., Pastor of the Church 
of the Pilgrims, Brooklyn, N. Y. 
" It is not necessary for me to compare Songs for the 
Sanctuary with other books which aim to fulfill the 
same office, any further than to say that on the whole 
I preferred it at the outset to any other which I have 
seen, and that this preference has only become stronger, 
and has seemed to be more amply justified, the longer 
1 have continued to use it." 

From Prof. Geo. E. Day, Yale College. 
" This book appears to me superior to any used in 
the churches." 

From Rev. Wm. Ives Budington, D.D., Clinton Ave. 

Congregational Church, Brooklyn, N. Y., May 1873. 

* * " Since January last our church have employed 
on the Lord's Day the new and improved edition to- 
gether -with the Psalter. Our expectations have been 
more than realized. The hymns constitute a choice 
Selection ; judgment and good taste have been evinced 
in the musical adaptation. The Chants in the new edi- 
tion are pointed for use, and the Psalter consists of a 
judicious selection from the Psalms and the prophecies 
of Isaiah, well arranged for responsive worship by 
minister and people." 

From Rev. A. H. Clapp, D.D., Secretary American 
Home Missionary Society, N. Y. y March 19, 1873. 
" Taking Hymns and Tunes together, it is by far the 
best book out yet, in my judgment, and in that of the 
ministers I hear sneak of it.'" 



From Rev. W. Henry McGifferd, Parkersburgh, 
West Virginia, April 15, 1873. 

" I have thoroughly examined the new edition of 
' Songs for the Sanctuary,' and I have no hesitation in 
pronouncing it, in my judgment, not only a great im- 
provement upon all former editions, but incomparably 
the best Hymn and Tune Book that has ez'er been pub- 
lished. Every one is delighted with it, and our only 
wonder is, not that 2000 churches have adopted it, but 
that any church can consent to do without it. 

44 The Psalter is a very great improvement, and if 
universally introduced would add much to the beauty 
and interest of our Sabbath services." 

From Rev. John N. Waddell, Chancellor University 
of Mississippi, Oxford, Miss., March 24, 1873. 

" We are very much pleased with it, indeed. We 
have seldom examined a work more satisfactory in all 
respects." 

From Rev. P. M. Bartlett, D.D., President Mary- 
ville College, East Tenn., April 5, 1873. 

M We have sung some of the new tunes. They are 
very fine. * * * Thus far I pronounce the music 
superior to that in the l Ch. Hymn Book.' This last 
is a good book, but I am inclined to think a musician 
will prefer Dr. Robinson's Selection." 

From Rev. Myron A. Munson, Moriah, New York^ 
April 22, 1873. 

M I have examined ' the Songs for the Sanctuary' 
with abounding gratification. Its lyrics are lyrical, and 
its music musical. 

44 The book which has heretofore held the first place 
in my esteem has now subsided to the second place. 
I am delighted with the music of Dr. Robinson's book." 

From Rev. P. S. Boyd, Amesbury, Mass., Feb. 15, 1873. 

u I regard it as the most perfect book for the Service - 
of Song with which I am acquainted, and I have ex- 
amined a large number of its rivals." 
From Rev. Thos. S. Robie, New Ipswich, New Hamp- 
shire (whose church has just adopted the edition 
containing the Psalter), Feb'y 24, 1873. 
44 There is a good deal in a name. And while the 
word k Sanctuary' has a richness of meaning which 
belongs to no other Hymn-book, the term ' Songs 
for the Sanctuary' has a fragrance and a melody in it 
appropriate to its sweet mission as a messenger of 
music in the House of God." 

From Rev. A. L. Chapin, D.D., President Beloit Col- 
lege, Wis., March 1, 1873. 
11 The 4 Chapel Songs' seem admirably suited to the 
use of conference and prayer meetings, especially 
where 'the Songs for the Sanctuary' is used for con- 
gregational singing in the larger place of worship. It 
is a great advantage to preserve the same association 
of hymns and tunes in both the social meetings and the 
more public services of the same church." 
From Rev. Wm. W. Holloway, Battle Creek, Mich., 
Feb'y 26, 1873. 
* * * " Gives entire satisfaction.— For myself I 
can speak in the highest terms of my admiration of the 
book '* 



SONGS FOR THE SpCTUi|RY. 



KW NEW EDITION. 
1872. 



VERDICT OP THE PRESS. 



From the Congregationalist, Boston, Dec. 12, 1872. 

41 If there is on the whole at the present time a more 
popular book of hymns and music for congregational 
singing in the house of God than Songs for the Sanc- 
tuary, we have to be informed of it, and by general ac- 
knowledgment its popularity is justly deserved. There 
may be other books which can contest the palm with it 
in special features, but in other points they are vulner- 
able as it is not; to that its mean of excellence maybe 
left where the public judgment seems to be putting it- 
above that of any of its competitors. Nor is it difficult 
to account for the remarkable success to which a new 
edition, after the printing of over 200,000 copies of the 
first, is a striking testimonial. Its variety and richness 
as a collection of hymns, the almost uniform singable- 
ness of its tunes, its admirable arrangement of both 
hymns and tunes, its typographical beauty, and the 
convenience and shapeliness of its form, were sure to 
win the favor of the church-going community from the 
start. We know of no book of the kind which, edited 
by so severe and exacting a taste, yet so strongly ap- 
peals to the popular heart on every side. There are 
some books which have more hymns ; others which 
have fewer truly classical tunes, and more that are of 
the camp-meeting type ; others which show a greater 
array of indices and collateral matter ; others which are 
smaller and less costly; but none that we know of 
which give greater satisfaction to the user. k Doubtless 
man could make a better' hymn and tune book, but 
1 doubtless he never has,' and when he does we shall be 
glad to see it. The Songs for the Sanctuary is now in 
use in nearly 2,000 churches of different denominations, 
and this new edition, from a complete new set of elec- 
trotype plates, is certain to carry it into many congre- 
gations more. No church about to introduce a new 
singing-book for congregational use can afford to de- 
cide on the change without a careful examination of 
the claims of this particular candidate.'" 

From the Advance (Cong.), Chicago, Nov. 21, 1S72. 
" If there is a better book of praise for our churches, 
we have not seen it." 

From the Interior (Presb.), Chicago, Nov. 21, 1872. 
11 It is a delightful companion of both public and pri- 
vate worship, set to sweet, tender, heart music. 1 ' * * 
Dec. 5, 1872 : " The new edition is very beautiful." 

From the Independent (Cong.), Dec. 5, 1S72. 
" It is hardly necessary to say a word in commenda- 
tion of this excellent collection. * * * The chief 
fault that we can find in it, however, is that it is too 
big. Yet after long and familiar acquaintance with it, 
we should find it hard to pick out many hymns and 
tunes with which we should want to part. There is 
l.ss prosaic theological rhyme in it than in most books 
of its class. Nearly all the hymns have some poetry in 
them, and nearly all the tunes are musical. On the 
whole, we know of no hymn and tunc book which we 
like so well." 



From the N Y Observer {Presb.) Nov. Ik, 1872. 
"There is nothing so successful as success. And 
there is hardly a better test of merit of hymns or tunes, 
and perhaps we may say of hymns and tunes, than the 
approval of the Church. A song sings itself into the 
heart of the Christian public and becomes immortal as 
the soul. It is not altogether so with tunes, but in a 
measure it is true of them. Old hymns and old tunes 
that ring in the memories and devotions of the people 
are good hymns and good tunes. The songs compiled 
by Rev. Dr. Robinson, with tunes, and bearing the 
name of Songs for the Sanctuary, have had the impress 
of success stamped upon them in a most remarkable 
manner, showing that they meet the wants of the peo- 
ple and answer the great end of a hymn-book for di- 
vine worship. We do not know the number of Chris- 
tian congregations that now use them, but we v have 
reason to believe that more at this moment sing from 
them every Sabbath than from any other one book. Of 
the peculiar merits of the book that has commanded 
this wide popularity, we are not critically competent to 
speak. It has made its way without ecclesiastical 
power into thousands of places, and will continue to 
hold its own, being a hymn-book in which all who love 
Jerusalem above their chief joy will find songs and 
notes l to bear their spirits to the skies.' " 

From the Evangelist (Presb.), N. Y, Nov. Ik, 1872. 

11 A. S. Barnes & Co. have just issued a new edition 
of Dr. Robinson's Songs for the Sanctuary, the most 
popular book of hymns and tunes ever published in 
this country. Its success has been quite marvellous, 
and all the more so that it has not been obtained by 
any tricks of popularity, such as attempts to manufac- 
ture public opinion, but simply by its own merits. 

* * * Any further notice is anticipated by Dr. Cuy- 
ler, in another column, who gives his hearty tribute to 
the merits and the success of this admirable collec- 
tion." , 

" A copy of this new issue, on fresh electrotype 
plates and fair paper, now lies before me. 

" Although this hymn-book seemed well-nigh perfect 
before, yet several improvements have been made. 

* * * Brother Robinson is to be congratulated on 
the splendid success of a hymnologic collection which 
is already used in two thousand churches, and of which 
nearly a quarter of a million copies have been circu- 
lated. To him the whole company of lovers of sacred 
song owe a debt of honest gratitude for adapting many 
very dear hymns to eligible tunes."— Bev. T. L. Cut- 
ler, D.D , in'N. Y. Evangelist, Nov. Ik, 1872. 

From The O. S. Presbyterian, St. Louis, Nov 20, 1872. 

" This is a collection of the standard old hymns and 
oil tunes, and of the choicest new hymns and new 
tunes. It has stood the lest of trial. * * * The de- 
mand for it is increasing. * * * We prefer it de 
cldedly." 



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